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24 Straight Needle Knitting Patterns for Beginners

Make amazing projects with these beginner knitting patterns that use straight needles!

By: Kathryn Abrams, Editor,
24 Straight Needle Knitting Patterns for Beginners

For knitters who are just starting out, the different types of knitting needles can be intimidating. If you're not quite ready to dive into the world of DPNs, circulars, and magic loop, we don't blame you! That's why we've put together this collection fo the best knitting patterns for straight needles.

When it comes to beginner knitting patterns, it's smart to start with straight needles, so you get a feel for the most traditional style of knitting. After all, you don't want to jump into the deep end of the pool before you can swim. These straight needle patterns are perfect for both novices and experienced knitters, so you can experiment and find the best piece for your particular needs and skill level.

Straight Needle Shawl Patterns

These straight needle knit shawl patterns are so stylish and so versatile. The hardest part will be deciding which one to knit first! Beginner knitters will love these simple patterns using straight needles. Before you know it, you will have a beautiful piece you will cherish for many years to come.

Plus, many of these shawls can be used as scarves, too, so you get two for the effort of one!

Straight Needle Hat Patterns

Can you ever have too many hats? At AllFreeKnitting, we don't think so! Knitting a hat can be a totally relaxing process that gives you an opportunity to flex your crafting muscles in a unique way. Straight needle knitting patterns come in all shapes and sizes and these knit hat patterns are fun and functional.

Also included are some adorable baby hat patterns, which would be perfect to make as a baby shower gift, or for your own little one!

Straight Needle Baby Blanket Patterns

Knitting for babies is such a joy. Who doesn't love working up a knit baby blanket for a little boy or girl in your life? With so many options to choose from, these straight needle patterns for beginners make the ideal baby shower gift. Any expectant mother will love receiving a handmade gift knit with love in every stitch.

Straight Needle Dishcloth Patterns

If you are a beginner knitter, knit dishcloths are one of the fastest and easiest ways to get your needles moving in the right direction. These fool-proof straight needle knitting patterns work up quickly, so there's no need to worry about waiting a long time to see the fruits of your labor. These stylish kitchen accessories are practical and always in style.

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Love straight needle patterns. Have made the staple sweater a few times on straights and love any pattern with these.

Why are all the straight needles patterns plain knitting? I absolutely hate plain knitting, it isn't exclusive to circular needles which almost all the patterns seem to be.

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