5 Beginner-Friendly Knitting Patterns

 At Bare Naked Wools, all of our 400+ unique knitting patterns are designed by Anne Hanson who holds an exceptional reputation in the knitting industry. All her accessory patterns are provided with clear written and charted instructions for your convenience. Support the planet and small businesses by making your own clothes using artisan wool.

Knitting is a great hobby to take on because it has physical and mental health benefits. Imagine the look on someone’s face as they open their handmade gift custom-made by you. If you don’t know where to start, here are 5 beginner-friendly knitting patterns to try. Each only requires a skein or two and features basic stitches suitable for beginners.

  1. Criss-Cross Jabot Scarf

Knit in stockinette stitch with a row of openwork at the edge, Criss-Cross Jabot Scarf is an easy and quick design. Its portable nature makes it all the better using size 7 single point needles. It makes a great accessory to throw on and elevate any outfit

      2. I’m A Soft Touch

Another pattern that’s three for the price of one! I’m a Soft Touch comes in a trio of subtle textures to make washcloths you can use for cleaning or bathing. Each cloth features a simple knit/purl texture that looks great on both sides of the fabric.

     3. Just Try Me Mitts

The name says it all - these lovable mitts are just the project for aspiring knitters. Knit flat using stockinette stitch, get introduced to switching colors and expanding your skills. By the time you’re onto your next project, you’ll have some cozy mittens to sport while doing it! The best part is, they come in a nifty kit with sample wools so you can feel the difference using custom-spun, artisan wool.

     4. Fartlek Hat

This soft stocking cap in nine sizes knits up quickly to fit just about any family member, including the wee babes. Worked entirely in simple knit/purl sts and decreases, the texture mix can easily be varied from one to another.

     5. Sock Pattern to End All Sock Patterns

This sock knitting pattern will help you achieve a personalized fit with the yarn and needles of your choice. It consists of 2-by-2 rib stitch in the cuff and stockinette stitch around the foot. Show your toes some love by wrapping them in soft natural yarn. 

We hope you enjoy these patterns - don’t forget to tag us in your finished projects @barenakedwools on all social platforms. We’re creating a more sustainable future, one stitch at a time.

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