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Highlands Cape

Highlands Cape

Top-down toggle closure cape

Free knitting pattern using super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: I-Cord, Top-Down.

Fall Waves Sweater

Fall Waves Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses aran-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Lace pattern, Long Sleeve, Top-Down, Turtleneck.

Autumnity Tunic Dress

Autumnity Tunic Dress



A free knitting pattern using aran-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: A-shape, Cable, In-the-round, Raglan, Top-Down.

Simone Vest

Simone Vest

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Seamless, Shawl Collar, Top-Down.

Silver Skyline Jacket

Silver Skyline Jacket

This free knitting pattern uses aran-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Long Sleeve, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Loam Pullover

Loam Pullover

This free knitting pattern uses dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Seamless, Top-Down.

Red Hibiscus  Sweater

Red Hibiscus Sweater

Sizes 3 – 12 years.

Free girls knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Flounces, In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Red Hibiscus Jacket

Red Hibiscus Jacket

Sizes 3 – 12 years.

A free girls knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Long Sleeve, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Frosted Cranberries Cardigan

Frosted Cranberries Cardigan

Cardigan is worked in 2 strands of yarn.

A free knitting pattern using sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Long Sleeve, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Frosted Cranberries Sweater

Frosted Cranberries Sweater

Sweater is worked in 2 strands of yarn.

This free knitting pattern uses sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Rib, Round Yoke, Seamless, Stockinette Stitch, Top-Down.

Iceberg Road Jacket

Iceberg Road Jacket

A free knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Bobble, Lace pattern, Long Sleeve, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Iceberg Road Sweater

Iceberg Road Sweater

Free knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Bobble, In-the-round, Lace pattern, Long Sleeve, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down, Turtleneck.

Warm My Heart Sweater

Warm My Heart Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Raglan, Seamless, Top-Down.

Warm Orange Cardigan

Warm Orange Cardigan

Free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Long Sleeve, Pocket, Raglan, Seamless, Top-Down.

Eirwen Cardigan

Eirwen Cardigan

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cable, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Sade's Onesie

Sade's Onesie



This free knitting pattern uses fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Raglan, Seamless, Top-Down.

Merry Trees

Merry Trees

Sizes 2 - 14 years

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, In-the-round, Round Yoke, Seamless, Stranded, Top-Down.

Merry Santas

Merry Santas

Sizes 2 - 14 years.

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Stranded, Top-Down.

North Gate Sweater

North Gate Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, Long Sleeve, Nordic pattern, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down, Turtleneck.

North Gate Cardigan

North Gate Cardigan

Free knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, Long Sleeve, Nordic pattern, Round Yoke, Seamless, Stranded, Top-Down, Turtleneck.

Child's Pleated Lace Dress

Child's Pleated Lace Dress

This free girls knitting pattern uses sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: A-shape, Lace, Seamless, Short Rows, Top-Down.

Autumn Wreath Jacket

Autumn Wreath Jacket

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Buttons, Leaf pattern, Long Sleeve, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Autumn Wreath Sweater

Autumn Wreath Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Leaf pattern, Long Sleeve, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

American Girl Doll Faux Fair Isle Cardigan

American Girl Doll Faux Fair Isle Cardigan

A free knitting pattern using fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Round Yoke, Seamless, Stripes, Top-Down.

AYRTON Onesie

AYRTON Onesie

Free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Top-Down, Worked as One-piece.

Little Black Cat Pullover

Little Black Cat Pullover

A free knitting pattern using super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Stranded, Top-Down, Worked as One-piece.

Now and Forever Cardi

Now and Forever Cardi

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Lace pattern, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Short Sleeves, Top-Down, Worked as One-piece.

Pink Sandstone Sweater

Pink Sandstone Sweater

A free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Lace pattern, Long Sleeve, Saddle Shoulder, Seamless, Top-Down.

Pink Sandstone Sweater

Pink Sandstone Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Lace pattern, Long Sleeve, Saddle Shoulder, Seamless, Top-Down.

Camden Top Down Cardi

Camden Top Down Cardi

SIZES: 1 year (2 years, 3 years)

A free knitting pattern using sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Raglan, Seamless, Short Sleeves, Top-Down.

Fortuna Pullover

Fortuna Pullover

This free knitting pattern uses dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Round Yoke, Seamless, Stranded, Top-Down.

Holiday Socks

Holiday Socks



Free knitting pattern using fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Fair Isle, In-the-round, Top-Down.

Chunky Cardi

Chunky Cardi

This free knitting pattern uses super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Long Sleeve, Seamless, Top-Down.

Swept Away Sweater

Swept Away Sweater

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Balloon sleeves, Cable, Saddle Shoulder, Seamless, Top-Down.

Basic Triangle Shawl

Basic Triangle Shawl



This free knitting pattern uses dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Garter Stitch, One-piece, Seamless, Stockinette Stitch, Top-Down.

Le Pouf Sweater

Le Pouf Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Round Neckline, Seamless, Stockinette Stitch, Top-Down.

Uda Jumper

Uda Jumper

Free knitting pattern using sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Raglan, Seamless, Top-Down.

Dancing Diamonds Cardigan

Dancing Diamonds Cardigan

Free knitting pattern using fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, Buttons, Lace pattern, Saddle Shoulder, Seamless, Top-Down.

Dancing Diamonds Sweater

Dancing Diamonds Sweater

A free knitting pattern using sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, In-the-round, Lace pattern, Saddle Shoulder, Seamless, Top-Down.

UFO Yoke Baby Sweater

UFO Yoke Baby Sweater

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Round Yoke, Seamless, Stranded, Top-Down.

Melody Jumper

Melody Jumper

A free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Raglan, Seamless, Stripes, Top-Down.

Bronze Summer Sweater

Bronze Summer Sweater

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Lace pattern, Long Sleeve, Raglan, Seamless, Top-Down, V-neck.

Bronze Summer Sweater

Bronze Summer Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Crew Neck, In-the-round, Lace pattern, Long Sleeve, Raglan, Seamless, Top-Down.

Kid's Top-Down Stripes Raglan

Kid's Top-Down Stripes Raglan

SIZES 6 mos (12 mos, 2T, 4T, 6, 8, 10)

This free girls knitting pattern uses dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Raglan, Seamless, Top-Down.

Stepping Stones Shawl

Stepping Stones Shawl



A free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, Lace, Top-Down, Worked as One-piece.

Ranunculus Sweater

Ranunculus Sweater

If you're looking for a pattern that offers Fair Isle colorwork on a round yoke, look no further than this great sweater from yarn.com. Recommended for those with experience knitting seamless garments.

A free knitting pattern using sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, Fair Isle, In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Lightning Sweater

Lightning Sweater

This pattern is brought to you courtesy of Knitty Magazine. The round yoke comes to life with a motif of thunderbolts created using stranded colorwork. Many small details in the construction make this sweater perfect in both style and comfort. Recommended for experienced knitters!

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Round Yoke, Short Rows, Stranded, Top-Down.

Ribs and Stripes Knit Yoke Sweater

Ribs and Stripes Knit Yoke Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Round Yoke, Seamless, Stripes, Top-Down.

October Sweater

October Sweater

A free knitting pattern using aran-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Raglan, Seamless, Top-Down.

Wool You Love Me Cardigan

Wool You Love Me Cardigan

A free knitting pattern using fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Buttons, Raglan, Seamless, Top-Down.

White Water Jacket

White Water Jacket

This free knitting pattern uses lace-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cropped, Lace pattern, Long Sleeve, Pouffe Sleeves, Seamless, Top-Down.

White Water Sweater

White Water Sweater

A free knitting pattern using lace-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Lace pattern, Saddle Shoulder, Top-Down.

Biker’s Cowl / Dickie

Biker’s Cowl / Dickie

A free men's knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Seamless, Top-Down, Turtleneck.

Swing by Spring Top

Swing by Spring Top

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Balloon sleeves, In-the-round, Lace pattern, Leaf pattern, Round Yoke, Seamless, Short Sleeves, Top-Down.

Cooling Creek Sweater

Cooling Creek Sweater

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, Lace pattern, Loose fit, Raglan, Seamless, Top-Down.

Striped Yoke Women's Pullover

Striped Yoke Women's Pullover

This free knitting pattern uses super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, In-the-round, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Stripes, Top-Down.

Ribs and Stripes Yoke Sweater

Ribs and Stripes Yoke Sweater

Free knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Round Yoke, Seamless, Stripes, Top-Down.

Skibsdreng Vest

Skibsdreng Vest

Free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Stripes, Top-Down.

Elena Child's Sweater

Elena Child's Sweater

Sizes: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years

A free girls knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, Seamless, Short Sleeves, Top-Down.

Sapphire Trails Cardigan

Sapphire Trails Cardigan

A free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, Balloon sleeves, Lace pattern, Seamless, Top-Down.

Sapphire Trails Sweater

Sapphire Trails Sweater

Free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, Balloon sleeve, In-the-round, Lace pattern, Seamless, Top-Down.

Summer League Cutoff Top

Summer League Cutoff Top

This free knitting pattern uses dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cropped, Raglan, Seamless, Top-Down.

Luscious Lilacs Cardigan

Luscious Lilacs Cardigan

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Lace pattern, Leaf pattern, Raglan, Seamless, Short Sleeves, Top-Down.

Sweet Susan Cardigan

Sweet Susan Cardigan

This free knitting pattern uses sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Lace pattern, Raglan, Round Neckline, Seamless, Short Sleeves, Top-Down.

Hidden Pocket Steeked Cardigan

Hidden Pocket Steeked Cardigan

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Raglan, Steek, Top-Down.

Lavender Rose Sweater

Lavender Rose Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Raglan, Seamless, Stripes, Top-Down.

Blue Sparkle Cardigan

Blue Sparkle Cardigan

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Lace edge, Leaf pattern, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Short Sleeves, Top-Down.

Swing by Spring Skirt

Swing by Spring Skirt

Free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Lace edge, Seamless, Top-Down.

Mariposa

Mariposa

This free knitting pattern uses sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Lace pattern, Puff sleave, Seamless, Short Sleeves, Top-Down.

Incoming Tide Cardigan

Incoming Tide Cardigan

Free knitting pattern using sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, Flounces, Lace pattern, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Incoming Tide Sweater

Incoming Tide Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, Flounces, In-the-round, Lace pattern, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Sweetheart Child's Eyelet Cardigan

Sweetheart Child's Eyelet Cardigan

This cute cardigan is actually quite easy to knit. The eyelet motif is simple but adds a unique and eye-catching look. The pattern is described in several sizes for toddlers to young kids.

A free girls knitting pattern using sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Lace, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Crushed Walnuts Sweater

Crushed Walnuts Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, In-the-round, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Crushed Walnuts Cardigan

Crushed Walnuts Cardigan

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

Child's Top Down Pullover

Child's Top Down Pullover

Sizes: 2-8 years

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Raglan, Seamless, Stockinette Stitch, Top-Down.

Lavender Sprinkles  Sweater

Lavender Sprinkles Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, In-the-round, Raglan, Relaxed fit, Seamless, Textured pattern, Top-Down.

Lavender Sprinkles Jacket

Lavender Sprinkles Jacket

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, Raglan, Relaxed fit, Seamless, Textured pattern, Top-Down.

Blue Glaze Cardigan

Blue Glaze Cardigan

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, Saddle Shoulder, Seamless, Top-Down.

Blue Glaze Sweater

Blue Glaze Sweater

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3-quarter sleeves, Saddle Shoulder, Seamless, Top-Down.

Tammi Sweater

Tammi Sweater

Sizes: 8 (10, 12) years

Free girls knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, Fair Isle, In-the-round, Long Sleeve, Round Neckline, Round Yoke, Seamless, Top-Down.

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