Monthly Archives: December 2022

Best Free Knit Patterns

Our best free knitting patterns are a nice mix of socks, sweaters, hats, cowls, and blankets, and there are toys and more accessories too! These free patterns feature brioche, texture, lace, and cables and include beginner-friendly patterns as well as more challenging handknits. We regularly release new free knitting patterns, so the most popular free pattern on Knit Picks is constantly changing.

Strata Cowl

by Megan Gonzalez, knit in Swish DKHistory can be traced through layer upon layer of geological strata, and these layered stripes of sedimentary rock have …

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Best Knit Cowl Patterns

Quick and cozy, handknit cowl patterns are both fun to knit and to wear. There are just as many styles to make as there are techniques to choose from for when picking your knitting pattern – lace, cables, and textured stitch patterns can decorate double-loop cowls, single-loop cowls, infinity loops, circular scarves, neckerchiefs, or hoods. Check out our most popular cowl knitting patterns!

Deilen Hood

by Christina Wareham-Norfolk, knit in Wool of the Andes TweedThe bold cable design on this stylish yet practical hooded cowl picks up the shape of leaves and entwining branches. The cables are simple on …

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Best Knit Blanket Patterns

Blanket knitting patterns can range from relaxingly simple to wonderfully complex, and you’ll find a mix of both in our list of our best blanket knitting patterns! Modular blankets (aka blankets knit in smaller pieces that are seamed together) keep a bigger project portable, and blankets knit from end to end require no extra organization, so it’s easy to see why both are popular. Stripes, textures, cables, and stranded colorwork blanket patterns all can be found here.

Hue Shift Afghan

by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence, knit in Brava Sport or Mighty Stitch WorstedMade with simple garter stitch mitered squares and finished off with a darker border, …

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Best Knit Socks Patterns

Handknit socks are the ultimate portable project, and we’ve gathered up some of our best sock knitting patterns to help you find your next pair to cast on! The classic fingering weight sock is well represented here, with patterns featuring cables, color blocking, fair isle, stranded colorwork, argyle, and lace, and we’ve also got heavier yarn weights used to create handknit house socks!

Jive Socks

by Katie Noseworthy, knit in HawthorneThese socks were made for swinging! Inspired by the rambunctious sounds of jazz, the Jive socks have been specially designed with the wildest of variegated yarns in mind—breaking up colors but showing them off …

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Best Knit Hat Patterns

Handknit hats are the perfect project for anyone from beginner knitters to experienced. Everyone loves a hat knitting pattern! They’re quick, fun knits, on top of being wonderfully portable projects to take to knitting groups. Whether you love cables, fair isle, or lace – beanies, caps, toques, or slouches – we have hat patterns for all tastes and styles.

Andean Chullo Hat

by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence, knit in PaletteAndean knitting is known for its brightly-colored stranded designs. Geometric patterns as well as depictions of common things, like farm animals, are the main motifs seen in this region. Knitting and textile creation are as ubiquitous in Andean …

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Best Knit Sweater Patterns

Discover the best sweater knitting patterns! These knit patterns were our most popular long sleeve pullovers, cozy jumpers, cardigans, short sleeve sweaters, and tees. A wonderful mix of old favorites and new handknit garment designs featuring everything from bulky yarns to fingering weight yarns – we guarantee you’ll find your next knitting project here!


by Ksenia Naidyon, knit in Wool of the Andes TweedWe’re stretching our sweater definition here, because this poncho knitting pattern was the most popular garment! The inspiration for this piece was drawn from the ancient …

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Free Downloadable December 2022 Calendar

Happy December! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these December 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of reds, oranges, and browns including Swish Worsted, Wool of the Andes, and Swish Bulky. It also features our Kinriver pattern.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

Free December 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free December 2022 Wallpaper for Tablet:

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