Where do you get your free knitting patterns?

(15 Posts)
cupcake78 Sat 26-Oct-13 04:30:47

I'm really lucky in that mil and dm are good knitters. However we have very different tastes and I'd love to direct them towards things I like. I like funky, bright modern patterns. Not old fashioned.

I have no idea where to start. Mr Google has helped but now just confused .

BitchytheGreat Sat 26-Oct-13 04:32:38

Pinterest. Loads of ideas and often free patterns.

MokuMoku Sat 26-Oct-13 04:34:44

Ravelry.com has loads. You need to sign up for an account but its free.

tribpot Sat 26-Oct-13 06:49:38

Every knitting pattern ever is indexed on Ravelry - many are available to buy through the site. Knitty.com has many, many free patterns (all of which are listed on Rav).

MinniesMate Sat 26-Oct-13 10:38:01

Look at the Drops yarn website.

Hundreds of free patterns.

MinniesMate Sat 26-Oct-13 10:42:33

www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/kategori_oversikt.php

Sorry, I'm useless on the phone with links!

GemmaTeller Sat 26-Oct-13 10:43:48

Pinterest
Ravelry
Rowan
Craftsy

Lots of online wool stores have free patterns

tribpot Sat 26-Oct-13 10:47:29

Btw this is one I sent on to my Mum recently - she loves it, my step-dad hates it because it looks like it's buttoned up wrong smile

cupcake78 Sat 26-Oct-13 13:11:42

Theyre lovely suggestions. Thank you. Its mainly for dd and ds that Im looking.

tribpot Sat 26-Oct-13 13:15:48

Ah right. Well, I have just made this for a niece and about to start this for ds.

I am very fond of this as well.

Your mum/MIL may not like these as they are all seamless patterns, that is you knit it in one go (and then do the sleeves in, rather than back and front and sleeves separate and sewn together). However, it just means you have to knit on a circular needle (two points with a cable joining them together instead of two long sticks).

littleomar Sat 26-Oct-13 17:33:44

You should look at paid for patterns too (like the ones in previous post), it's another few quid but you don't have to go out and buy huge books just for one pattern.

I love this katedaviesdesigns.com/designs/owlet/

tribpot Sat 26-Oct-13 18:54:50

Oh doh - I'd forgotten that the OP had originally requested free patterns smile Yes, I buy patterns online all the time quite often and they are usually between about 3 and 5 quid. Supporting our fantastic local designers like Kate Davies is extremely worthwhile smile Bláithín (junior) is super-cute, as is Mini Manu.

LittleBairn Sat 26-Oct-13 19:02:29

Another that says Raverly and pintrest.
Otherwise I use
Knitty www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf13/index.php
Pickles www.pickles.no/ has lots if cute modern patterns.

cupcake78 Sat 26-Oct-13 19:54:22

Oh I love them gringringrin

Only problem now is there are so many! I used to knit and loved it. So tempted to try one myself. Not sure were I'm to find the time.

tribpot Sat 26-Oct-13 20:42:50

Trust me, you can find the time grin

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