Best New Free Knitting Patterns

When it comes to our most popular new free knitting patterns, texture is the name of the game! From simple garter stitch to a more complex labyrinth of knits and purls, from socks to throw blankets, playing with stitch definition on classic shapes is where many knitters found joy.

Easy Brava Blanket by Allison Griffith

This blanket certainly lives up to its name! Not only is it easy to make, it’s also easy to love. This classic blanket features miles of squishy garter stitch, plenty of great stripes, and a simple, streamlined design that will make it a perfect throw for any living room.  The Easy Brava Blanket is worked flat from the bottom up in garter stitch. Stripes are worked by breaking and adding contrast colors. After a simple bind off and weaving in ends, the blanket is finished.

A Fine Line Scarfby Holly Sorkin

The Fine Line Scarf uses simple and interesting stitch techniques to amplify the natural geometry of a well-designed knit. By combining sumptuous yarn with excellent stitch definition and a subtle ridged motif, this pattern creates a gorgeous piece that elevates any outfit. Knit this as a quiet flex of skill or to wrap a lucky recipient in something beautiful. Inspired by the myriad textures possible with simple yet compelling stitches in a single color, the Fine Line Scarf uses simple, understated lines to create a bold overall look.

Cozy Texture Socks by Julie Ann Lebouthillier

The Cozy Texture Socks are exactly what your feet have been wishing for. Think of the perfect sock to cozy up next to the fireplace. I love how this design looks more complicated than it is. The combination of cables and ribbing all over the legs will feel like a hug for your feet. This pattern is written top down and using a heel flap and gusset. The cable is very simple, as there is only one cable round every eight rounds. All other stitches in this pattern are a knit and purl.

Warm Winter Hood by Lee Meredith

This fun-to-knit hood is equally fun to wear—keep the cowl tucked into a jacket and the hood can be up or down, ready when its needed! The modular construction means the whole hood and cowl body is worked together in one piece, and then the ribbed front edging is added last, with one very short seam to be sewn at the end. The sizes are flexible and both adult/teen sizes, with the smaller being more fitted or for smaller heads or shorter hair, and the larger being a bit roomier. Play with adjusting gauge to go smaller for a child, or try super bulky weight yarn for an oversized hood.

Shore Mitts by Sierra Kreun

Shore Mitts are everyday mitts to wear to work, for play, with any jacket or coat in your wardrobe. The broken ribbing makes for an easy-to-memorize pattern that stretches and accommodates many different sizes. Walking along the winter shore, whether ocean, lake, or river is always an adventure. Shore Mitts were inspired by a post-holiday walk with my family around our local lake! Shore Mitts are knit from the cuff up and use a knitted cast on as a connection point between the hand and thumb and finishes with grafting.

Labyrinth Pillow by Andrea Yetman

The Labyrinth Pillow is a beautiful textured accent piece that will easily fit into any style of home décor. This pillow is worked flat and seamed together on both sides and the bottom. The front of the pillow has added length knit in Garter Stitch with buttonholes which folds over the top of the pillow buttoning on the back allowing for easy removal.