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Stitchinary

A collection of various types of knitting stitch patterns all broken down into three categories.

Knit and Purl Stitches

The Knit and Purl stitches category consists of basic knit stitches designed using only knit and purl techniques. With skill levels ranging from easy to intermediate, these knitting stitch patterns are great for beginning knitters....

Lace and Openwork Stitches

Lace and Openwork stitches typically require more advanced techniques than just knits and purls. This category of knit stitch patterns involve increase and decrease techniques such as yarn over and knit two together to produce...

Textured and Cable Stitches

Textured and cable stitches require more advanced techniques than just knits and purls. Skill levels range from intermediate to experienced. Please keep in mind that these free knitting stitch patterns may vary from source to source....

Recent Free Knitting Patterns

Knitted Cherry Blossoms

Hi knitters, Back in March the Knitted Cherry Blossoms pattern was released and was available only for Purl Avenue subscribers....
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Small Knitted Dogwood Blossoms

Hello knitters and happy spring! If you follow me on social media, you know that I’ve been working on a...
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Riley Triangle Shawl

Test knitted by Joan W. Hi knitters! I hope all is well. It has been months since my last published...
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Speckled Slip Stitch Cup Cozy

It’s been a while but here I am again! I can’t make any guarantees that I’ll be able to update...
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Stockinette Stitch Shawlette

Hello knitters! It has been a while since I last posted a pattern here due to my mishap back in...
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Simple Knit Shrug

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I last put up a pattern. As most of you know, I had...
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Stockinette Ridge Stitch

Knitted in a four-row repeat and worked in a multiple of two stitches, the Stockinette Ridge Stitch offers knitters an easy to remember pattern while providing a gorgeous textured look. This stitch is highly comparable to the Granite Stitch with the only exception being a slight difference in knitting techniques …

Rhombus Lace Blocks

Knitted in a multiple of 16 stitches plus 1, the Rhombus Lace Blocks stitch is a large panel stitch pattern which resembles tilted rhombus blocks. With a 16-row repeat, this reversible stitch pattern is perfect for large projects such as throws and wraps. Even though edges do not curl, blocking …

Knitted Cherry Blossoms

Hi knitters, Back in March the Knitted Cherry Blossoms pattern was released and was available only for Purl Avenue subscribers. As of today, this once exclusive pattern is now available for all knitters.  To stay up-to-date with Purl Avenue news, free patterns, and tutorials, be sure to subscribe to join …

Name that Needle: Types of Knitting Needles and Their Uses

Think back to when you first started knitting. At some point, you likely visited a yarn shop in search of the “right” pair of needles. Maybe you sought advice from the salesperson (or the internet) about whether knitting “in the round” produced better results than straight needles? The options can …