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30 Knitting Patterns You Can Start Working on Right Away

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If there’s one thing for certain, it’s that winter is coming and you’re going to need a scarf. And not only that, but a cap, a sweater, and cozy socks, too. While buying these items is always an option, it’s a lot more fun to make your own. The knitting community has exploded in popularity over the past two decades, and with social media, people are sharing their fiber creations as well as the patterns they used to make them. This presents the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in this craft to learn on their own.

Knitting patterns are the best way to hone your skills. Depending on what you create, they utilize techniques that range from basic stitches to the more complicated intarsia to the ultimate test—constructing socks. The conventional knitting wisdom is that if you can produce a toe and heel, you can conquer any design that comes your way.

Although they offer plenty of inspiration, sifting through paid and free knitting patterns can take forever (so many choices!), so we’ve done the perusing for you and selected some of our favorites. These patterns are made by fellow knitters and range in skills and applications. While some are suitable for beginners, others are meant for crafters who are more familiar with techniques. Whatever your skill level is, you're sure to find something that piques your interest.

Scroll down to see all of the patterns and choose your next project today.

Whether you’re a beginner knitter or put hundreds of hours into the craft, you’re sure to find something you love with our selection of knitting patterns below.



Bubble Sleeve Cardigan

Knitting Patterns

Bummbul | $7.35


Chunky Sweater Vest


Knitted Beanie 

Knitting Patterns

Miskunn | $4.75


3-in-1 Button Boots

Knitted Slipper Patterns

Bekah Knits | $6.99


SUIR Fingerless Gloves


Fox Scarf

Knitting Patterns

Nina Führer | $6.47


Knit Turban Headband ⨯ The Roseaux


V Back Knit Sweater Pattern


Beginner Wrap Pattern


Off Grid Sweater

Off Grid Sweater

ROWSknitwear | $7.96


Wolf or Fox Ears Hooded Bonnet

Knitting Patterns

Patterny | $3.50


Passerine Hat


Urban Snood


Hooded Jacket


Heart Sleeve Sweater


Stylish Bralette

Bralette Knitting Pattern

SaraKnitsCo | $6.16


Converse-Inspired Slippers

Knitting Patterns

Reaverse | $8.78


Twirling Top

Straight Leg Pants

Knit Pants

kinokoknits | $4.39


Reynard Socks


Forest Berry Jacket

Knitting Jacket Pattern

FabelVintage | $7.63


Zweig Sweater

Knitting Pattern

Zweig | $8.40


Home Goods & Accessories


Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear Knitting Pattern

Knitateddy | $2.54


Mermaid Blanket

Knitting Patterns

Wool Affair | $4.62


Teeny Tiny Bunny


Oodles Basket


Tote bag ⨯ Black and White ⨯ The Maniche Tote


Kiko the Knitted Monster


Mallard Duck


Throw Blanket

Knitting Patterns

Miskunn | $4.95


This article has been edited and updated.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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