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26 Straight Needle Knitting Patterns You Need

By: Katelin Burke, Editor,
Straight Needle Knitting Patterns You Need

Straight needle knitting patterns are a mainstay of the knitting world. Most beginners learn how to knit on straight needles, and even advanced knitters love their straightforward simplicity.

Chances are good that you have straight needles in a variety of sizes just waiting to be put to use. But while it's a safe bet that most scarves are knit on straight needles, patterns with instructions on how to knit a hat with straight needles can be much harder to find, and knit sweater patterns harder still.

If you're on the hunt for these elusive patterns, you've come to the right place. Maybe you're a beginner still intimidated by knitting in the round, or maybe you're a seasoned veteran who's just not interested in dealing with double points and stitch markers at the moment. Whatever the reason, we've got you covered. These straight needle knitting patterns will are good for more than just knitting a hat with straight needles.

These hat and sweater patterns range from the simple to the sophisticated, all of them wonderful additions to any wardrobe.

PLUS: Check out our video tutorial below on how to knit in the round using the magic loop method!

Knitting for Beginners: Super-Simple Hats

Super Simple Knit Bow Hat

As a staple piece of any winter wardrobe, a good knit hat should do more than just keep your head warm. You want to make something interesting enough that you'll want to wear again and again. With their simple but attractive designs, these patterns are a great way for beginners to learn how to knit a hat with straight needles.

Beyond the Basics: Textured Knit Hat Patterns

Burgundy Breeze Cable Knit Hat

Once you've moved beyond the basic garter, rib, and stockinette stitches, the possibilities are endless. Adorn your head with the classic curls of cables, or knit yourself a beanie with textured striping. These straight needle knitting patterns come in a variety of beautiful stitch patterns keep your fingers busy and your head warm.

Knit Sweater Patterns

Favorite Fashion Sweater

When you first started knitting, you probably dreamed of knitting yourself a sweater, then took a look at a pattern and filed that dream in the “maybe someday when it's not so scary” folder, never to be seen again. Beginner sweater patterns take the fear factor out of that dream by showing you how to knit a sweater with straight needles. When you break it into smaller pieces you can check off as you complete them, a sweater starts to look a lot more approachable. These beautiful sweater patterns feature all of the warmth and accomplishment without having to to worry about knitting yourself in circles.

Knit Cardigan Patterns

Evening Allure Cardigan

Every girl needs a couple of good cardigans. These light and versatile layers are a great way to dress your outfit up or down, or to keep your wardrobe prepared for autumn breezes and the arctic air conditioning in that one store. However you choose to wear them, you'll love the knit cardigans made from these straight needle knitting patterns.

What do you love most about knitting with straight needles?

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Every Link takes me to a page that says error, page not found... It didnt used to do this and unhappy that it is. PLS Fix!!

Hi PureClover, the links for this page have been updated and should be working properly now. Our apologies for the inconvenience! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

another good collection a source of ideas for those times when the saved patterns don't catch the imagination - you know you are going to knit them but not today, so turn to a book like this one


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