The Very First Free Patterns of 2009


Happy New Year From Knitting Daily!

Let's start the new year off right! Free patterns are always fun, don't you think? And there are tons of free patterns over on our sister site,–and even better, your Knitting Daily password and login works over there, too!

So let's pick a 2009 free pattern from Knitting Daily TV then. Here's a new favorite of mine, a beautiful cabled sweater called the Shauna Sweater, knitted out of machine washable merino wool: Download the Shauna Sweater.

Hm. That doesn't seem like quite enough celebration for a year that promises to be as wonderful as 2009 promises to be. I'm feeling much more festive than that! So how about another free pattern? This one is a cute little lacy beret that is easy enough for a first-time lace knitter: Download the Swirl Beret.

Or what if you want to knit something for someone manly? Here's an easy no-roll scarf for someone cute and hunky: The St. Petersburg Scarf.

Oh, wait, those are both knitting patterns. How about a free crochet pattern? Or, how about two? The Re-Mix T-Shirt, is a nifty crocheted embellishment for dressing up plain, ordinary tee shirts so that they aren't so plain and ordinary anymore. Then the Ribbon Bolero is a fun shrug (or is it a little jacket?) done out of pretty ribbon yarns.

OK, I can't resist. One more crochet project, a lacy wrap called Maggie's Wrap.

But what if you love felting? I don't want to leave out the felters. Here's a simple knitted bag to toss in your washing machine and felt to your heart's content: Vermont Felted Bag.

And, because it is still party season, last but not least, a pretty embellished knitted pullover made out of some very fabulous yarn.

Whew! This is fun. But I gotta stop somewhere; can't go TOO crazy here. The ones above are just a sampling, patterns I thought would help us all start off the new year with our crafty little hands all ready to go!

If you like what you see–or if you don't see something you like here–go take a look at the many wonderful free patterns available to Knitting Daily members on the Knitting Daily TV site. Browse through the individual episode listings to find the download links!

Grab your needles or pick up your hook, settle in with some irresistible yarn, and let's ring in the New Year in proper crafty style!

— Sandi


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Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.

What's on Sandi's needles? Did I finish my mom's Leaf and Nupp Shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush? I don't know. I'm writing this ahead of time so I can have Christmas off.  All will be revealed sometime early in Janaury 2009, I promise…



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