Category Archives: Knitting Patterns

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

Knitting Pattern: Sarah Lund – White Sweater Motif

If you live in the UK, you may be familiar with the TV series ‘The Killing’ (Forbrydelsen) that has been on for the past several weeks, about a Danish police detective Sarah Lund, played by Sofie Gråbøl. Besides being a very intriguing crime thriller that has me staying home on a Saturday night to watch the next episode, the handknit jumpers that Sarah has been wearing are quite beautiful.

Sarah Lund Interview
In an interview with Sofie Gråbøl by the Guardian, Sofie tells about the decision to wear the jumper. “It tells of a woman who has so much confidence in herself that she doesn’t have to use her sex to get what she wants. She’s herself….
Also I was brought up in the 70s in a very left-wing politically active scene and I wore those sweaters. To me, a sweater like that tells of a person who deep down believes in soft values, togetherness. She works in a cynical world and she is cynical herself, but the sweater says that maybe deep down there’s a longing to, I don’t know, sit around a fire with a guitar!”

Gudrun and Gudrun
If you don’t want to hand knit the sweater yourself, you can order one.

Sirri Faroese Yarn
Where to buy wool for knitting this sweater. You will need about 400 grams of Sirri yarn 3-ply undyed White and Dark Brown, Needle size 8 mm is recommended.
The jumper is knit with quite a loose stitch. But knit the jumper to fit very snugly, because the Sirri wool will stretch when you wear it.

The pullover is knit in a traditional Faroese star knitting design , using a basic raglan sleeve and crew neck sweater design.

I think that this sweater would be quite stunning if knit using natural handspun wool yarns. I may have to purchase some wool roving and spin myself some yarn.

The Killing – Series 1 DVD

The Killing is available for purchase in a DVD box set via Amazon.co.uk. The show is in Danish, with English subtitles. Series 2 and 3 have also been produced and will be airing on BBC at a later date.

The Killing – Series 2 DVD

A US version of this series has been produced recently and is being aired on TV AMC – The Killing
The Killing Series 1 – US DVD
The US version of The Killing will be available on DVD soon.

You Tube – The Killing – Forbrydelsen

 

Star Knitting Motif

Here is my version of the white sweater knitting motif

Sarah Lund Brown Sweater

In some episodes, Sarah wore a brown sweater that was similar but with a Diamond pattern rather than the Star.
Here is the Knitting pattern motif for this sweater.

Sarah Lund Brown Jumper Knitting Pattern

Raglan Sleeve Sweater Patterns

Raglan Jumper
A knitting pattern I designed that is knit from the bottom up.

Raglan Sleeve Sweater
A free sweater pattern knit from the top down.
Spindling Sweaters
A selection of sweater knitting patterns that you can purchase.
Knitware Design /Software
I find this software easy to use for designing sweaters for handwoven yarns. Knit a test swatch and the software calculates the pattern and yarn requirements.

Ravelry

Sarah Lund Jumper
A knitting project on Ravelry.

Sarah Lund Red Sweater

The new season 2 of The Killing is starting this week.
Now Sarah wears a new red sweater. Here is a link to the pattern for the new red Sarah Lund Sweater.
And a copy of the snowflake pattern.
This website is in Danish. If you use the Chrome browser, it has a feature that will translate the page to English for you.

Hand Spun Yarn

Shetland Handspun yarn
Hand Spun Shetland Knitting Yarn
I find Shetland fleece to be a bit softer and less scratchy than Gotland wool, so I prefer using it for hand knits.
Shop for my hand spun knitting yarns at Folksy. Lovely when knit as a ‘Lund’ style jumper.

Handspun, Handknit Jumpers

If you are looking for something a bit different, how about a Sami-style handknit sweater? These are handknit from handspun pure white merino wool, and decorated with a Sami-style handwoven band – in Sami traditional colors, of course.
Isin Sweaters

How Long Does it Take?
How long does it take to knit a jumper?

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Knitting Software: knit-sfw

Aran Paint Plus
This knitting design software includes an extensive library of stitches including cables, yarn overs, decorative increases/decreases, bobbles, slipped stitches for textured knitting. A demo version is available so you can try it out.

ChartGen
Chart Gen is an online knitting chart

Intwined Pattern Studio
For Windows or Mac, the built-in library includes over 200 patterns and stitches, or you can create your own.Although a demo is not available, there are videos that show how this software works.

Knit Foundry
Build charts for knitting patterns.

Craft Design Software

Cross Stitch Software
Weaving Software
Computers and Looms

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Knitted Hat Patterns: knithats

Handspun Hat Pattern
A free hat knitting pattern using handspun yarns.

Handspun Hats
Some of the hats that were made using the above pattern.

Chemo Hats
Crocheted and knitted hats done by our Forum members.

Seed Stitch Hat
I knit this hat using handspun Corriedale roving and machine felted it.

Handspun Romney and Blue Leicester Knit Hats
Stella shows off her handspun hats.

Felted Hat Pattern
This knitted felt hat pattern has a lovely brim.

Aran Tam
The tam is worked on worsted weight yarn. This tam pattern also has instructions for converting it to crochet.

Felted Hat
A pattern by Brown Sheep Co. Knit this hat with worsted weight wool extra large and felt in your washing machine.

Splash Hat
A fuzzy looking hat.

Children’s Hats

Baby Cap
A basic pattern for a baby.

Girls Head Hugger
The head hugger pattern uses 4 ply worsted weight yarn.

Pixie Hat
A baby’s hat knit with cotton.

Knit Hat on Circular Needles – You Tube

Knit Hat Pattern Books

Scrumptious Toppers for Tots and Toddlers: 30 Hats and Caps from Debby Ware
30 pint-sized hat and cap patterns filled with bright and unusual color combinations.
UK: Scrumptious Toppers

Colorwork Creations: 30+ Patterns to Knit Gorgeous Hats, Mittens and Gloves
ver 30 stunning patterns, ranging from ski hats, chullos and tams to flip-top mittens, knit in a wide variety of luscious yarns and colors.
UK: Colorwork Creations

..more Hat Knitting Pattern books

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Halloween Knitting: knit-halloween

Baby Black Cat
A knitting pattern for a child’s black cat costume.

Knitted pumpkin
Knitted orange pumpkin pattern.

Baby Pumpkin Hat
Baby pumpkin hat knitting pattern.

Halloween Witch Doll
knitted Halloween witch doll pattern.

Gothic Witches Cape
Gothic witches cape knitting pattern.

Witches Hat
Maggies Rags – Witches hat knitting pattern.

Knitted Spider
Big nose spider knitting pattern.

Halloween Dishcloths
Knit some scary skulls, cats, and bats

Weasley Sweater
Knit this sweater from Harry Potter.

Harry Potter’s Scarf
This is a very popular scar to knit.

Ron’s Animal Crackers Hat
A version of Ron’s hat in The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Pumpkin dishcloth pattern

Hallowe’en Bag
Knit this bag with Lion Brand fun fur yarn.

Hallowe’en Wig
Knit this fun Cleopatra wig for Hallowe’en.

Felted Hallowe’en Bag
This bag is knit with Lion Brand wool yarn (or you could use any pure wool yarn) and then it is felted.

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Hallowe’en Crafts and Patterns:

Hallowe’en Beadwork
Hallowe’en Knitting Patterns and Projects
Hallowe’en Crochet Patterns
Hallowe’en Cross Stitch & Needlework Patterns
Hallowe’en Swedish Weaving
Hallowe’en Clipart
Hallowe’en Feltmaking Crafts

Knitting Patterns

Itty-Bitty Toys: How to Knit Animals, Dolls, and Other Playthings for Kids
A luscious lamb and a gigantic giraffe, and finger-puppet fruits that will delight babies and toddlers. With step-by-step directions, clear diagrams and drawings, and gorgeous photographs, knitters of all levels will find it easy to make the Pull-Toy Mama Duck and Ducklings, the set of Russian nesting dolls, and the Princess and the Pea Set.
UK: Itty Bitty Toys

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

..more Knit Toys books..

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Sock Knitting Pattern – Spiral Socks: blspiralsocks

SPIRAL SOCKS from “Patterns from THE WEB” – June 1982 edition [btw the WEB was a zine, now in recess produced for the NZSWWS up until about ’89]

A simple formula for making spiral socks, which are ideal for wear in gumboots and so easy for young children to pull on. Also – they don’t grow out of them in a hurry, as the feet fit where required.

Using a set of 4 #8 needles with points at each end, and double knitting wool, cast on a number of stitches divisible by four. [say 36 for a child]. Cast these on loosely, or use a larger gauge needle. Divide stitches evenly on 3 needles. Rib in k1 p1 [or k2p2] for 2″ or length desired.

Then k2 tog and continue with k3 p1 ’til length is required, which is for leg and foot. [say 10-12″]. You will see that losing one stitch at the beginning of the pattern makes the purl stitch move on one each time and spiral effect allows the sock to fit snugly around the angle at any length of foot. The heel deos not always come in the same place, so longer wear is assured.

To finish, make a round toe as follows:

1st round: k9, k2tog, [k4 k2tog] 4 times, [30sts]

2nd and alternate rounds: knit

3rd round: [k3 k2tog] 6 times [24sts]

5th round: [k2 k2tog] 6 times [18sts]

7th round: [k1 k2tog] 6 times [12sts]

8th round: k2 tog 6 times

Break off wool & thread throught the 6 sts. Finish off.

If making a larger pair say 48sts, make toes as follows:

1st round: You will have 47 sts]. k13, k2tog [k6 k2tog] 4times [42sts]

2nd and alternate rounds: knit

3rd round: [k5 k2tog] 6 times [36sts]

5th round: [k4 k2tog] 6 times [30sts]

7th round: [k3 k2tog] 6 times [24sts]

9th round: [k2 k2tog] 6 times [18sts]

11th round: [k1 k2 tog] 6 times [12sts]

13th round: k2 tog 6 times [6sts]

Break off wool & thread through 6sts. Finish off

Tuatara

This pattern was originally posted by Tuatara in our old Delphi forum.

Knitting Patterns

Lichen Slippers
Knitted Sock Patterns
Gaily Striped Ankle Warmers

Sock Knitting Pattern BooksFavorite Socks

Getting Started Knitting Socks (Getting Started series)

Around the World in Knitted Socks: 26 Inspired Designs

Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits

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Hat Knitting Pattern: blhat

handknit hat

This knitting pattern works well for handspun yarns. You can knit it to any size and gauge of yarn.

Knit a sample and a needle size that is appropriate for your handspun yarn.

Measure the circumference of your head or use another hat that fits you well. Multiply this measurement by the number of stitches to the inch in your sample, to estimate the number of stitches you require to cast on.

For example

Head size: 20 inches

# stitches per inch: 3

Cast on: 60 stitches onto double point needles

Knit in the round in K1, P1 ribbing for 1.5 inches

Knit in stockinette stitch for 4 inches, until the hat measures 5.5 inches total.

Divide the hat into 6 equal portions and mark with markers. These will be the places where the decrease occurs.

e.g. over 60 stitches

K2 together, knit 8, repeat to the end of the row.

Knit.

Decrease 6 stitches evenly across on every other row. Repeat until 8 stitches remain. Break off the yarn and sew it through each of the stitches to cast off.

Wash the hat in hot soapy water to slightly full it. Rinse in cool water and let dry.

Handspun Hats

Pictures of some hats using this pattern.
Handspinning Info

Knitting Patterns

Handspun Yarns

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Knitting Patterns: patternsknit

Lichen Dyed Slippers
These slippers are easily knit from 7 squares.

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Felted Mittens Pattern
Marina posted this pattern for felted mittens in our Forum. I think this would work well using handspun wools.

Handspun Hat Pattern
This is a pattern that I often use for knitting hats with handspun. It works well for just about any size and gauge of yarn.

Spiral Sock Pattern
Tuatara originally posted this recipe for spiral socks in our Forum. This pattern is great – no turning the heel.

Knitted Hat Patterns
A collection of knitting patterns for hats and caps.
Knitted Mittens

Knitted Slippers
Knitted Socks
Free knitting patterns for socks.
Knitted Scarves
Knitting patterns for scarves.
Knitted Vests
Links to free knitting patterns for vests.

Knitting Books: Mitten Patterns

Latvian Mittens: Traditional Designs & Techniques

Mostly Mittens: Ethnic Knitting Designs from Russia
Provides basic guidelines for knitting mittens, for selecting yarn and needles, how to measure gauge, and how to cast on and begin to knit in the round.

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Knitting Patterns: knitting

Knitting Patterns
Links to free knitting patterns and projects.

Knitted Socks

Knit Hats

Knitted Motifs

Knitted Scarfs

Knitted Slippers

Knitted Vests

Knitting Software
Software for both hand and machine knitters.

Dolly’s Sweater
The sweater knit from Dolly, the cloned sheep.

Crochet and Knitting at AllCrafts.net.htm
Free crochet projects and free knitting projects! We’ve also found the best tips and techniques to help you with your crochet patterns and knitting patterns! New free projects added weekly.

How-to Knit Tutorials

Adriafil – Knitting Instructions
From Adriafil in Italy, illustrated instructions for some knitting techniques.

Basic Knit Instructions
Illustrations for casting on, knitting the first row, binding off.

Cables, Eyelets and Bobbles

Vogue Knitting
shows clearly illustrated techniques for knitting cables and eyelets.

Convert a Pullover to a Cardigan
Borealis Sweaterscapes shows how to change a pullover design to a cardigan.

Craftown – How to Knit
Illustrations for Casting on, Knitting, Purling, Increasing and decreasing stitches, Yarn over, Slip stitch and binding off.

Drop Stitches
TheVogue Knitting site has patterns for knitting dropped stitches.

Gauge
Vogue Knitting explains how to determine your knitting gauge.

Invisible Seams
From Borealis Sweaterscapes, how to finish your knitted project with invisible seams.

I-Cord
Knit I-Cord to finish an edge.

Intarsia
Learn to knit Intarsia with these illustrated instructions.

Knitters Glossary and Abbreviations
Knitting techniques, terms and abbreviations from theVogue Knittingsite.

Learn to Knit
From theVogue Knittingwebsite, an illustrated tutorial for the beginner knitter.

Pickup Up Stitches
An easy way to pick up stitches.

Ribs in Focus
From the Vogue Knitting site, a tutorial on knitting ribs.

Short Row Shaping
Instructions for shaping a neck opening.

Shoulder SeamsHow to bind off front and back shoulder seams together.

WiseNeedle
A great site filled with yarn reviews and other resources for the knitter.

SweaterBabe.com Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Hollywood
Exclusive knitting and crochet patterns and free Knitting Tips newsletter from top LA designer.

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