Lion Brand Yarn Company and Red Heart both offer beginner knitting patterns at no charge. Examples of beginner knitting patterns available through Lion Brand include the team spirit themed Winning Team Cowl, the two-square Basic Hat, and the Old Hollywood themed Vintage Glam Turban. Similar patterns from Red Heart include the Thick Ribbed Beginner Scarf and the Rendezvous Knit Cowl.
Beginner's patterns range from scarves and afghans to hats and cowls. Lion Brand defines their beginner patterns as requiring only basic knitting technique, including skills such as increasing, decreasing and finishing. Each pattern includes recommended yarn amounts, gauges and types, as well as a recommended needle size and other required materials such as stitch markers or pins.