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27 Free Knitting Patterns for the New Year

Check out these easy knitting patterns and discover the perfect way to kick off a new year!

By: Kathryn Abrams, Editor, AllFreeKnitting.com
27 Free Knitting Patterns for the New Year

These 27 Free Knitting Patterns for the New Year are a great way for individuals looking for an easy knitting pattern to start off the new year. Whether you made a resolution to learn how to knit or simply want to expand your skills, we have the perfect pattern for your skill level and taste. From knit scarves to knit sweaters, there is truly something for everyone in this wonderful collection.

The beginning of a new year often means the beginning of a new knit journey. If you're planning to work up a few projects you've never done before or hone your skills with some old favorites, it has never been easier to find the best free knitting patterns all in one place.

Free Scarf Knitting Patterns

Scarves are a great way to get your feet wet when it comes to easy knitting patterns. In fact, many people report their first "real" project was a scarf. Since there are so many beautiful designs, you will be hard-pressed to find a knitted scarf pattern you don't adore.

Plus, since they are made with a variety of yarn weights, you can wear them all year long. A light and lacy version in spring and summer and a bold, chunky version in fall and winter. Check out these free knitting patterns and find those that speak to you.

At the end of the day, you don't need to be an expert knitter in order to work up the knit scarf of your dreams. With so many options to choose from, you can easily find the perfect pattern to fulfill all your needs.

Easy Hat Knitting Patterns

Now that you've mastered the art of knitting a scarf, you naturally need a hat to complete your beautiful knit ensemble. Make one of these fabulous knitting patterns for hats for yourself and then spread the love and make some for your friends and family members. No one can resist a beautifully constructed hat and during the brisk winter months, they'll be happy they have a stylish way to keep their head warm and cozy.

It's easy to be hat happy when you see the free knitting patterns we have rounded up below. A knitted hat pattern is a great way to practice your skills and feel good about yourself. You will feel so accomplished when you finish the last stitch and proudly show off your finished product.

Take, for instance, the Fairy Lights Hat you see at left. The bright colors in this free knitting pattern give the hat a whimsical tone that makes it a great addition to any outfit.

Knitting Patterns for Sweaters

What could be better than having the ability to make your own clothes? Well, if you follow one of these free knit sweater patterns, you can! Each of the sweaters seen below are easy to make and add an impressive handmade piece to your wardrobe.

Don't waste precious time and money shopping at a department store when you can put your beloved hobby to good use and knit one of these attractive and versatile sweater patterns. Depending on where you live, some form of a sweater can be worn year round, so knitting one is a wise investment.

Whether you go for cables or eyelet, you are sure to find a free knitting pattern that tickles your fancy and hits all the right notes.

Free Shawl Knitting Patterns

Shawls are one of the most versatile free knitting patterns available. There are so many ways you can wear a knitted shawl, so when you work one up, it's amazing how many outfit opportunities arise. If you want to create a design for warm weather wear, go for a lacy version. If you want to use your shawl for cuddling up on crisper days, a cabled version in a heavier weight yarn should do the trick.

Shawls are one item of clothing that always have an effortless look and feel. You can throw one on and instantly elevate your look without sacrificing comfort. Make one for yourself or give one to your favorite fashionista and watch a smile slowly spread across her face.

What are you most looking forward to knitting in the new year?

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This is one of the best collections of free knitting patterns that I have found lately. It covers almost every type of project and ranges from beginners to more advanced patterns. Be sure to bookmark this to refer back to in the future. I am sure that I will use several of the patterns included with this.

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