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How do I download the eBooks?

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What is Knit Picky Patterns?

Knit Picky Patterns is the free email knitting newsletter published by the editors of We publish Knit Picky Patterns four times per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Included in these mailings are some of the best free knitting patterns our site has to offer. The editors at also publish 3 - 5 Knit Picky Patterns special offers issues each week with deals and offers for AllFreeKnitting readers. Each of the standard issues revolves around a knitting theme, such as knit afghans, knit baby patterns, and everything else from A - Z. Here is what is included in Knit Picky Patterns every week:

  •     20-100 new knitting patterns
  •     Knitting giveaways- enter to win books every other Thursday
  •     New knitting eBooks to download for free
  •     Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter updates


How do I subscribe to the free knitting newsletter?

Many people contact us asking how to subscribe for newsletters. Signing up for the free knitting newsletter Knit Picky Patterns is simple. Just go to our Newsletter Signup Page and fill in your information. You can also click Subscribe  at the bottom of any page at to get to this sign-up form.


How do I unsubscribe from the free knitting newsletter?

We support the Hassle-Free unsubscribe at To unsubscribe from the knitting email newsletter, you can simply click the “Hassle-Free Unsubscribe” image at the bottom of any issue of Knit Picky Patterns or click the Unsubscribe link also provided at the bottom of each mailing. You can also unsubscribe at the website here.


How do I use "My Knitting Patterns" on

Find out how to use your My Crafts account  to save crafts for reference later. You can find step-by-step instructions here.

How do I change my email address?

Please visit the following link in order to change your email address for newsletter subscriptions.

Please note that if you also have a site account for a pattern box, you will need to log in and change your email address under “My Account.”

Why do I see a pop-down when I visit

When you visit for the first time, a pop-down screen asks you to enter your email address to join our FREE knitting community. If you have cookies enabled on your browser, you will only see the pop-down on your first visit. Many websites like Yahoo and CNN use cookies to enhance the visitor's experience. Studies show that 99.3% of all users have cookies enabled. Here is how to enable cookies on your browser:



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5. Click the OK button.


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How do I submit my knitting link, tip or tutorial for publication?

See your projects and crafting tips published on!  You can submit your original projects and tutorials by using our Share Your Project form.  Projects must include a photo and must be your own original creations.  Projects are reviewed by our editorial staff and are added based on timeliness, quality, and overall need on the site.  If/when your project is added, you will receive an email containing the link to your uploaded tutorial.  Use this form and submit your projects today!

What are knitting eBooks?

AllFreeKnitting eBooks are free, downloadable knitting pattern collections organized around a theme, such as Valentine's Day, cozy afghans or ideas for left-over yarn. These eBooks are PDF documents that can be downloaded off our website, saved to your computer, and/or printed out for easy reference while crafting. We think eBooks are a great way to offer a free collection of knitting patterns to our users. For more advantages to eBooks, see our eBook Guide. We publish new eBooks every month. The newest eBooks are listed here. You can find our complete collection of knitting eBooks here.

How do I download the eBooks?

Go to our Free Knitting eBooks page and click on the eBook that interests you. You will need Adobe to access our eBooks, but you can download a free copy of Adobe Reader from the Adobe website. For help downloading the eBooks, see our eBook Guide. You will also find links to patterns, diagrams and other resources in knitting patterns published in the eBooks. If a link in a PDF knitting pattern does not work, type in the project name into the search box at our website to locate the project and please contact us.


How do I enter knitting product giveaways?

The editorial team loves giving away knitting products to our readers. Every Thursday, we feature a new contest to win a knitting related prize.  These knitting books and products are reviewed by our testing team. You can enter the contest via the entry form on the contest page. See all current and upcoming giveaways here.

Weekly giveaways last two weeks. Winners are notified by email, and they have two weeks to send back their affidavits in order to claim the prize. Once those two weeks have passed we will pick a different winner. In addition to standard entry via the form on the contest page, we will give you an extra entry in the contest for EACH of the following items:


  1. We will give you an extra entry if you blog about the giveaway at your blog. Contact us with a link to the blog post.

  2. We will give you an extra entry if you tweet about the giveaway.  Use the tweet button at the bottom of the contest form to get this extra entry.

  3. We will give you an extra entry if you post about the giveaway on Facebook.  Use the Like button at the bottom of the contest form to get this extra entry.

You can look for new giveaways in the newsletter every Thursday. For more specific rules regarding a giveaway, please see the Rules link at the bottom of any contest page.

What are some other knitting resources?

American Needlepoint Guild


CHA: Craft and Hobby Association

Craft Gossip

Craft Yarn Council of America

Knits by Britt

Lion Brand Yarn

National NeedleArts Association

Premier Yarns

Red Heart Yarn (Coats and Clark)


How do I link to AllFreeKnitting?

If you want to link to, we are more than happy to exchange links with you. Just follow this link and learn how. If you'd like AllFreeKnitting to link to your website or blog, consider submitting a knitting pattern. Designers who submit two or more knitting patterns to AllFreeKnitting are eligible for a designer profile, which can include links to your blog, website, Facebook fan page, Etsy shop, etc.

How do I Whitelist Emails from AllFreeKnitting?

To ensure that the email we send you ends up in your inbox, and isn't mistakenly sent to the junk folder, please whitelist our email address, which is For instructions on how to do so, click here.


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