Beginner Knitting Patterns

Are you looking for some easy beginner knitting patterns?

Scarf Knitting Patterns

Knitting a ScarfKnitting scarves can be very easy or very difficult depending on the pattern you choose.

The patterns on this page are designed to suit beginners, so they are relatively plain and use basic knitting techniques.

Most of them are knitted in Garter Stitch, Stocking Stitch or One by One Rib.

Sweater Knitting Patterns

The patterns below are knitted in either Stocking Stitch or Garter Stitch and have minimal shaping.

  • Women's Basic Sweater
  • Men's Basic Sweater

Children Sweater Knitting Patterns

Simple Childs 8 Ply Jumper
Child's Basic
Sweater Pattern

This pattern can knitted in either Stocking Stitch or Garter Stitch and also has minimal shaping.

This pattern is rated as an easy knit as it has very little shaping and is knitted in stocking stitch. The jumper consists of four pieces, the back and the front are the same as are both of the sleeves.

Simple Childs 8 Ply Striped Jumper
Child's Basic
Striped Sweater Pattern
Looking for something that is a bit fancier than plain stocking stitch?

How about the same basic design but striped?

As with the plain jumper, this pattern is still rated as an easy knit as it is still knitted in stocking stitch and has very little shaping. Being basically the same pattern (with one little variation) this jumper also consists of four pieces, the back and the front are the same as are both of the sleeves.

The style of neck on both of these simple children's jumper is particularly good for small children as the opening at the neck is quite wide making it easy to get the jumper on and off over their heads.

Simple Childs Raglan 8 Ply Jumper
Child's Raglan
Sweater Pattern
What about a raglan jumper instead?

Although slightly more difficult than the dropped shoulder jumper pattern, this pattern is rated as an easy knit as it has only a little shaping and is knitted in stocking stitch.

The style of the jumper is a raglan, which basically means that the top of the front, back and sleeves are shaped in a diagonal from the beginning of the armhole to the neck. This style of jumper tends to offer a better fit than either the dropped shoulder or inset sleeve styles, and raglan shaping is easier to do that it appears.

Children's 4 Ply Vee Neck Vest Pattern

Basic 4 Ply Vee Neck Vest
Child's 4 Ply
Vee Neck Vest Pattern

This pattern was requested by one of the visitors to the site. She was looking for a basic Vee Neck Vest pattern in 4 ply for sizes 2 - 6 years of age.

Didn't have one, so I created one!

This vest is knitted straight to the armholes with only simple shaping at the arms and the neck. I have incorporated a fair isle pattern on the front of mine, but the stitch pattern is not included.


Blanket Knitting Patterns

Could you use a knee rug or perhaps you want to make a cot blanket for that special little person in your family. Try one of these patterns. They only use basic knitting techniques and are very easy to do!

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