Knitting enthusiasts can access free knitting patterns by visiting either companies that sell yarn material or websites that are specifically geared for knitters. Some of these online resources are Lion Brand Yarn Company, Love of Knitting and AllFreeKnitting. Some of these sites require knitters to get an account to access patterns, while others provide downloadable patterns for customers who visit these websites.
The Lion Brand Yarn Company websites provides catalogs full of free patterns for a variety of knotting projects, including children, women, pets, decorations, home accessories, men, blankets and pillows. The different catalogs are very useful because it gives the difficulty level for each knitting pattern, such as easy, beginners, intermediate and experienced. To access more than 6,000 free patterns, knitters need to create an account by providing an email address, name and password.
At the Love of Knitting website, there are a variety of knitting patterns for items, such as caps, slip stitch slippers, shawls, scarves and sweaters. By clicking on the desired pattern, customers are directed to a page that provides the difficulty levels, materials needed and a downloadable pattern.
The AllFreeKnitting resource is another site where a knitter can find a good variety of patterns. Instructions are provided for completing each of the patterns listed. There is a newsletter knitters can sign up to get more free patterns, tutorials and product reviews.