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Q&A: Basic Knitting Patterns

Finding a pattern - some people love the hunt and others will wing it to avoid the whole process! We have rounded up some of our favorite go-to patterns for projects that work time and time again to help those in need of their next great knit.

Cowls and Scarves

  • GAP-tastic Cowl - Bulky yarn and an easy stitch make this the perfect next project for those who feel they are still learning to knit.
  • Easy Folded Poncho - It's not bulky yarn, but it is an easy and satisfying knit that magically turns into a garment.
  • Knit Night Shawl - Twistedista Maria loves this one...


  • The Big Easy - Not only a great pattern for those who have just learned to knit, it's a great hat period!
  • Lucerne - Want to dive into colorwork? This is a beautiful 2-4 color hat with a very thorough, well-written pattern anyone can follow.
  • Sockhead Slouch Hat - Looking for something to show of your favorite variegated yarn? This is definitely it.
  • Triangle Texture Hat - Ready for a hat with a few different stitch patterns?

Baby Stuff



Another great resource is to look at our Knit 12 Together Knitalong page. We pick projects that aim to embrace all skill levels and can be accomplished in a month or less.

Good luck finding your next project! As we like to say at the shop: "Cast-on-itis. It's real. It's okay!"

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