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How to Knit: 100 Knit Scarf Patterns, Cowls, and More

By: Julie DaMario, Editor for

Have you ever wondered how to knit? You’re on a knitting website, so you must be somewhat curious! With 2014 quickly approaching, why not make a New Year’s resolution to learn how to knit? And what better way to learn than with the Top 100 Knitting Patterns of 2013?

How to Knit: 100 Knit Scarf Patterns, Cowls, and MoreThese aren’t just any easy knitting patterns. They’re the best of the best patterns chosen by you! That’s right, this collection of knitting patterns were the top clicked projects on AllFreeKnitting throughout the course of the year. And we must say, you have such good taste.

Below you’ll learn how to knit with stylish, functional, and easy knitting patterns. You’ll learn how to knit a shawl with our gorgeous selection of light and lacy wraps. You can learn how to knit a sweater with some of our cozy, fireside patterns! Don’t forget about learning how to knit a scarf. You’ll be able to wrap yourself in any one of our top patterns of 2013.

With so many easy knitting patterns to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. If you’re looking for a smaller project, try any one of our easy stashbusting patterns at the bottom of the page. If it’s cowls you’re crazy about, learn how to knit one with one of our easy tutorials. There’s a pattern for everyone in this list. No matter which pattern you choose, it’s sure to be a winner.

How to Knit: 100 Knit Scarf Patterns, Cowls, and More


How to Knit a Shawl
How to Knit a Sweater
How to Knit a Cardigan
How to Knit a Scarf
How to Knit a Cowl
How to Knit a Hat
How to Knit Baby Booties + Slippers
Easy Stashbuster Patterns


How to Knit a Shawl

An Easy Shawl to Knit
Bamboo Wedding Shawl
Dummy Clap Shawl
Elegant Evening Shawl
Claire Lace Shawl
Juliet’s Little Shrug
Unbelievably Easy Shawl
Summer Whisper Wrap
Lacy Shruggy
Beloved Shawl
Basic Summer Poncho

How to Knit a Sweater

How to Knit a Sweater

Cuff to Cuff Summer Sweater
Emily Summer Sweater
Easy No Sew Sweater
Baggy Wave Sweater
Breezy Tank
Casual Knit Top
Cancun Spa Tunic
Hotness Top
Aspira One Button Tunic
Nutmeg Raglan Sweater
Betty Sweater
Simple Baby Hoodies
Vintage Inspired No Sew Sweater
Grandma’s Favorite Sweater
You Are My Sunshine Jacket
Cherry Bomb Jacket
Beginner Knit Baby Kimono

How to Knit a Cardigan

How to Knit a Cardigan

Cranberry Lace Cardigan
Easy Baby Cardigan
Afternoon Brunch Cardigan
Top Down Cardi
Downton Abbey Cardigan
Seaside Cardigan
Simple Top Down Baby Cardi
Lacy Leaves Cardigan
Magical Top Down Cardigan

How to Knit a Scarf

How to Knit a Scarf

Lightning Fast Ruffle Scarf
Bed of Moss Infinity Scarf
Super Fast Lace Scarf
Romantic Ruffle Scarf
Easy Scarf Pattern
Goddess Dream Scarf
Magic Fairy Dust Scarf
Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf
Lavender Magic Scarf
Lovely Lace Scarf
Quick Knit Scarf
Cable Ace Eternity Scarf
Bark Scarf Knit
Japanese Summer Scarf
Shades of Winter Scarf
Stockholm Scarf
Irish Hooded Scarf
Liquid Silver Scarf
Goddess Lace Ladder Scarf
One Skein Butterfly Scarf
Peacock Jewel Scarf
Two Hours or Less Scarf
Wisp Scarf
Lacy Jane Austen Scarf
Potato Chip Scarf
Easy Oatmeal Scarf

How to Knit a Cowl

How to Knit a Cowl

Cool Breeze Infinity Cowl
90 Minute Wasabi Cowl
Four Row Holey Cowl
Double Looped Scarf
Chunky Orchid Cowl
Colorful Anime Cowl
Chic Gray Cowl
One Skein Pucker Up Cowl
Canaletto Cowl
Bittersweet Cowl
Easy Cozy Cowl
Gap-tastic Cowl

How to Knit a Hat

How to Knit a Hat

Basic Adults Knitted Beanie
Baby Bear Newborn or Preemie Hat
The Best Hat Ever
Montera Slouchy Hat
Baby in Bloom Hats
Beany Cap
Ear Warmers
Slouchy Snow White Hat


How to Knit Baby Booties + Slippers

How to Knit Baby Booties + Slippers

Grandma’s Quick Time
Cranberry Slipper Boots
Slippers with Sole
One Ball Mary Jane Slippers
Lightning Fast Slippers
Bitty Baby Uggs
Easy Baby Booties
Knit and Purl Baby Booties


Easy Stashbuster Patterns

Easy Stashbuster Patterns

Rainbow Stashbuster Afghan
Baby Giggles Afghan
Simple Lines Baby Blankets
Bold and Beautiful Scrap Afghan
10 Hour Afghan Pattern
3 Last Minute Dishcloths
Two Hour Fingerless Gloves
Baby Snuggler
Fan Lace Baby Blanket

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