Category Archives: Knitting Patterns

Lots of knitting patterns for hats, socks, vests, scarves and more

Holey lace

Continuing on with my Shetland squares project, I spun up the brown Shetland roving that came with the sampler pack from World of Wool.

sheltand handspun

The brown shetland was spun to the same weight as the previous samples.
Single ply spun at 22 wpi
2 ply spun at 8 wpi
approx. 600 ypp

Holey Lace – Knitting Chart

Legend

k2 together Knit 2 stitches together

yarn over Yarn over

Holey lace knitting chart

Holey Lace – Knitting Pattern

Chart ‘Holey Lace’
Row 1 (RS): k26.
Row 2 (WS): p26.
Row 3 (RS): k26.
Row 4 (WS): p26.
Row 5 (RS): k4, (k2tog, yo, k2) x 2, (k2tog, yo, k1) x 3.
Row 6 (WS): p26.
Row 7 (RS): k26.
Row 8 (WS): p26.
Row 9 (RS): k26.
Row 10 (WS): p26.
Row 11 (RS): k3, (k2tog, yo, k2) x 2, (k2tog, yo, k1) x 2, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 12 (WS): p26.
Row 13 (RS): k26.
Row 14 (WS): p26.
Row 15 (RS): k26.
Row 16 (WS): p26.
Row 17 (RS): k3, (k2tog, yo, k2) x 2, (k2tog, yo, k1) x 2, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 18 (WS): p26.
Row 19 (RS): k26.
Row 20 (WS): p26.
Row 21 (RS): k26.
Row 22 (WS): p26.
Row 23 (RS): k4, (k2tog, yo, k2) x 2, (k2tog, yo, k1) x 3.
Row 24 (WS): p26.
Row 25 (RS): k26.
Row 26 (WS): p26.
Row 27 (RS): k26.
Row 28 (WS): p26.
Row 29 (RS): k26.
Row 30 (WS): p26.

Knitting Charts

Shetland Square Charts
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Knitting – Shetland squares 2

As I travel on the train to work in London every day, the journey gets quite long and tedious. A 2 hour commute is a long time. Knitting helps to make this daily grind a bit easier. I have found that knitting small items is quite easy to do on a train and doesn’t disturb other passengers too much. I do get some funny looks sometimes as I pull my handspun yarn and knitting needles out of my bag.
I use circular needles so that I don’t stab whoever is sitting beside me with the end of the needle. I invested in a set of wooden circular needles from Knit Pro – they are fabulous to knit with.
UK: Knit Pro Symfonie
Knit Pro Symfonie Wood Circular Needle Interchangeable Deluxe Set

US: Knitters Pride Cubics Symfonie
Knitter’s Pride Cubics Symfonie Rose Deluxe Interchangeable Circular Needle Set

This is the knitted square that I designed yesterday as I travelled into work.

Rib Twist knitting swatch

I knitted this with the gray Shetland yarn that I handspun earlier this week.
Shetland Squares No. 1

I cast on 26 stitches and knit this square on quite large knitting needles – 8mm – because I want the finished piece to be very light and airy. I will be putting all the knitted blocks together into an afghan. You can adapt this pattern to just about any yarns that you have on hand. Just continue knitting until the piece is square, or reasonably so.
This pattern is knit as a simple 4 stitch rib, with a bit of a cable twist added to it.

Knitting Chart ‘Rib Twist x1’

Rib twist knitting chart

Legend

1/1 LC
Slip next st to cable needle and place at front of work, k1, then k1 from cable needle

Knitting Pattern ‘Rib Twist x1’

Row 1 (RS): k1, (p1, k4) x 5.
Row 2 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 3 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 4 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 5 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 6 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 7 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 8 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 9 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 10 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 11 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 12 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 13 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 14 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 15 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 16 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 17 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 18 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 19 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 20 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 21 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 22 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 23 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 24 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 25 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 26 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 27 (RS): (k1, p1, k1, 1/1 LC) x 5, k1.
Row 28 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.
Row 29 (RS): k1, (p1, k4) x 5.
Row 30 (WS): (p4, k1) x 5, p1.

Knitting Charts

Shetland Square Charts
Holey Lace
Riblines
Shetland Squares

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Shetland Squares

I recently purchased some Shetland wool roving samples from World of Wool. The sample pack was 100 grams each of 4 natural shades of Shetland wool – White, Grey, Moorit and Dark Brown.
Sample Pack of Shetland Roving
Shetland roving

I thought that I would spin these yarns up and knit an afghan consisting of different knitting patterns.
Here is the first one:

Single Ply Shetland Handspun Yarn
Single ply spun at 22 wpi

2 Ply Shetland Handspun Yarn
2 ply spun at 8 wpi
approx. 600 ypp

Knit Sample – Cable Wobble

Knitting Chart – Cable Wobble Pattern

I cast on 26 stitches and knitted this in a modified cable pattern over 4 stitches using 8mm knitting needles.
I have knit this on fairly large needles because I want the finished afghan to be quite light and airy.
If you are using handspun yarn of a different weight, follow the pattern along until you have formed a square.
This square uses approx. 20 grams of handspun yarn.

The knitting chart was designed on my new knitting design software – Knitting Chart Editor from Cathy Scott’s Stitch Mastery
I am very pleased with this software – I have searched for some time for knitting chart design software that is intuitive, easy to use and has the flexibility to also add your own stitches.
The software produces the chart and also the text form for knitting patterns – for those of us who find this easier to follow.
Also, Cathy was very helpful when I had a few hiccups with installing the software.

Legend

2-2RC knit swatch

2/2 RC
Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and place at back of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle

-2LC knit swatch
2/2 LC
Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and place at front of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle

Knitting Pattern – Cable Wobble x4

Row 1 (RS): k26.
Row 2 (WS): p26.
Row 3 (RS): k26.
Row 4 (WS): p26.
Row 5 (RS): k3, (2/2 LC, k4) x 2, 2/2 LC, k3.
Row 6 (WS): p26.
Row 7 (RS): k26.
Row 8 (WS): p26.
Row 9 (RS): k3, (2/2 LC, k4) x 2, 2/2 LC, k3.
Row 10 (WS): p26.
Row 11 (RS): k26.
Row 12 (WS): p26.
Row 13 (RS): k2, (2/2 RC, k4) x 3.
Row 14 (WS): p26.
Row 15 (RS): k26.
Row 16 (WS): p26.
Row 17 (RS): k2, (2/2 RC, k4) x 3.
Row 18 (WS): p26.
Row 19 (RS): k26.
Row 20 (WS): p26.
Row 21 (RS): k3, (2/2 LC, k4) x 2, 2/2 LC, k3.
Row 22 (WS): p26.
Row 23 (RS): k26.
Row 24 (WS): p26.
Row 25 (RS): k3, (2/2 LC, k4) x 2, 2/2 LC, k3.
Row 26 (WS): p26.
Row 27 (RS): k26.
Row 28 (WS): p26.
Row 29 (RS): k26.
Row 30 (WS): p26.

This is the first of the knitting swatches from my new handspinning project. I still have several grams of wool roving to spin and more swatches to knit, so check back soon for more.

Knitting Charts

Rib Twist – Shetland Squares No. 2
Shetland Squares Charts
Riblines
Holey Lace

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Knitting Pattern – Seed stitch hat: aa020204

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The Yarn

I spun some hand dyed Corriedale top for this hat. It was spun at approx. 8 tpi and 12 wpi.

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Knitted Hat Pattern

Knit in the round on circular needles
Cast on 80 stitches

Rolled Brim:
Knit 8 rows

Purl 3 rows

Seed Stitch:

Row 1

Knit

Row 2

K1, P1

Row 3

Knit

Row 4

P1, K1

Continue knitting in Seed Stitch for a length of 5 inches:

Top Edge:

Knit 3 rows

To begin decreasing for the top of the hat, divide the hat into 8 equal portions:

Knit 9, K2 Together,
Repeat to end of row.

Next row – Knit.

Knit 8, K2 Together, repeat to end of row.

Next row – Knit

Knit 7, K2 Together, repeat to end of row.

Next row – Knit

Knit 6, K2 Together, repeat to end of row.

Next row – Knit

Knit 5, K2 Together, repeat to end of row.

Next row – Knit

Knit 4, K2 Together, repeat to end of row.

Next row – Knit

Knit 3, K2 Together, repeat to end of row.

Next row – Knit

Knit 2, K2 Together, repeat to end of row.

Next row – Knit

Break the yarn leaving about 6 inches of thread.

Using a darning needle, thread the yarn through the remaining stitches on the needle.

Pull the stitches together tightly and sew the remaining end in.

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Machine Felting

Now comes the scary part. To felt the hat, you will need to wash it in your washing machine. If you have a top loading machine, this process is a bit more controlled, as you can open the lid on the washer and check on the hat every few minutes. Since I’m now living in London, I only have a small side loading washer, that doesn’t open during the wash cycle.

Yes, this was nerve wracking, but I put the hat into the washer and added about a tablespoon of liquid washing detergent into the detergent loading tray. I set the washer to the gentlest setting, turned it on, and tried not to fret.

I did not add anything else to the washer – no other clothing, tennis balls, running shoes or other items. ‘When you add other things, it creates more agitation in the wash cycle, and causes the woollen item to felt more.

The end result was perfect!

Knitting Patterns

Shetland Squares Charts
Lichen Slippers
ABC’s
Raglan Sweater Pattern
Sarah Lund Jumper

Knitted Hat Patterns

Weekend Hats: 25 Knitted Caps, Berets, Cloches, and More
Animal Hats: 15 patterns to knit and show off
One-Piece Knits: 25 Seamless Patterns Knitted in the Round-Hats, Bags, Scarves, Sweaters, Mittens and More
Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns for Your Kitty

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Norwegian Lichen slippers: aa090105

Knitted and felted slippers – dyed with lichen. The lichen-dyed yarn samples were knit into squares, sewn together, and then felted by tossing into the washing machine. What a great way to use up small bits of yarn!

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Block 1

Cast on and knit a square in garter stitch
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Block 2

change the yarn colour and continue to knit another sqaure

Block 3

Pick up 14 stitches from the side of the 1st square and
continue to knit another square in garter stitch
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Block 4 & 5

Change colour and knit another square continuing on from Blocks 2 and 3
Cast off the edges of Blocks 4 and 5
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Block 6

Pick up stitches from the inside edge of Block 3
and knit a square in another colour, casting off when the block is completed.
Join Block 6 to the side of Block 2
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Join the edges of Block 4 and 6 and sew together.

Join the edges of Block 5 and 6 and sew together.
This forms the back of the heel of the slipper.

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Block 7

Knit another block for the top toe of the slipper and
sew this to the 2 outside edges of Block 1.
Fold Blocks 2 and 3 over and join the edges to Block 7.

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Size Chart

The sizes of the squares give an allowance for felting shrinkage, however you will need to experiment with your yarn as different yarns felt and shrink at different rates.

Toddler 1 – 3 years 2.5 inches
Children 4 – 9 yrs 3 inches
Womens 3.5 inches
Mens 4 inches

Ravelry Discussion

Norwegian Felted Slippers

Knitting Patterns

Raglan Sweater
Shetland Squares Charts
Seed Stitch Hat
ABC’s
Knitted Skirt
Sarah Lund Jumper

Mushroom Fungi Natural Dye Books
The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyers Field Guide
Natural Colors to Dye For – How to use natural dyes from plants and fungi
Mushrooms for Color
Mushrooms for Dyes, Paper, Pigments, Myco Stix

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Sock Knitting Patterns: knitsocks

Knitting Needle Sizes Chart
A chart that lists US, UK and Metric knitting needle conversions.

I Hate Knitting
Karen from our Forum says she hated knitting socks.

Fiber Challenge Socks
Jessie shows us her Knitted Slip Stitch socks

Spiral Socks
Tuatara knit some spiral socks

Handspun Merino Socks
Some socks I knit up using handspun merino wool.

Basic Sock Pattern
From Borealis Sweaterscapes a basic sock pattern.

HJS Studio Sock Pattern
Anatomy of a sock.

Wool Works
Summary of heel options for knitted socks.

Knitting Patterns

Knit Socks
Knit Toys
ABC’s
Knit Scarves
Knit Baby
Knit Slippers
Knit Vests
Knit Hats

You Tube – Estonian Knitting Cast on for Socks

Sock Knitting Pattern Books

Knitting Socks from Around the World
socks inspired by knitting traditions from around the world: Scandinavia, British Isles, Europe, the Far East, and the West.
UK: Knitting Socks around the world

Knitting Circles around Socks: Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles
Why knit one sock and then start all over again? With this different approach, knit two socks at the same time on two circular needles!
UK: Knitting Circles around socks

..more Sock Knitting books

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Toy Knitting Patterns: knittoys

Having recently watched Toy Story I thought it might be fun to knit up some toys for gifts. Here are a few links to free toy knitting patterns. Try knitting them with your handspun yarns and felting them.

knit manger

Percy Knitting Pattern
This Percy the bird knitting pattern can be downloaded for free, but please consider making a donation to this worthy cause.

Aussie Jean’s Knitting
Knit toy clowns, santa, teddy bears, ducks, Easter egg baskets.

Womans Weekly Knitting Patterns
Knit cupcakes, hearts, hello Kitty, toy cat.

Let’s Knit – Toys
Free knitting patterns for caterpillars, sweaters for teddy. You need to join this site to access the patterns – registration is free.

Teddy Bear
Knit this teddy bear with any type of yarn.

Jean Greenhowe
Knit octopuses, bean bugs, snow men, tea party treats.

Knitting Patterns

Knit Socks
Knit Toys
ABC’s
Knit Scarves
Knit Baby
Knit Slippers
Knit Vests
Knit Hats

Knitted Toys Books and Patterns

Toy Knits: More Than 30 Irresistible and Easy-to-Knit Patterns
Instructions for more than 30 irresistible soft toys– from pigs to cuddly teddy bears to dolls, sheep, and even a kangaroo.
UK: Toy Knits

Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs
From a cute chick and a curly-haired doll to colorful mice and a patchwork tortoise, here you will find 25 unique designs for newborns to teens.
UK: Knitted Toys

..more Knit Toy Pattern books

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Christmas stocking motifs: aa110804c

Christmas stockings are fun to knit because you don’t have to be exact on the size, you can use up leftover yarns and you only need to make one. For this stocking I used handspun yarns.

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Starting with a Red coloured yarn, Cast on 55 stitches or adjust to the desired size.

Width at Top:

8 inches

Length to Heel:

12 inches

Total Length:

17 inches.

The Christmas Stocking Pattern
The knitting pattern for this Christmas stocking can be found here.

The following are knit motifs for some of the designs I used on these knit and felted Christmas stockings.

Top Motif

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Knitting Motif 2:

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Knitting Motif 3:

Knitting Motif 4: Stars

Knitting Motif 5:

Knitting Motif 6: Trees

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The Christmas Stocking Pattern

ABC’s – The Alphabet Motifs
I personalized the Christmas stockings with names. Here is a pattern for knitting ABC’s.

needle felt xmas ornaments

Needle Felted Christmas Decorations on Folksy

Christmas Craft Projects

Christmas Stocking Motifs
ABC Knitting Motif
Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments
Christmas Felt making
Christmas Crochet
Christmas Beading
Christmas Knitting

Christmas Crafts

55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colorful Festive Ornaments, Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths, Window Dressings
Knit Christmas Stockings, 2nd Edition: 19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments
Mini Christmas Knits (Twenty to Make)

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