the SIMPLE COLLECTION ::: a preview
SIMPLE INGREDIENTS, DELICIOUS KNITS ::: This year at Tin Can Knits we explore the basic ingredients of knitting. The Simple Collection has quick accessories and simple sweaters, sized from newborn to grandpa, in worsted weight yarn and best of all – the patterns are all free for you to use and share with your friends!
What is the SIMPLE COLLECTION?
♥ 8 new FREE patterns – scarf, blanket, cowl, hat, mitts, socks, pullover, and a cardigan too! Featuring the clear and concise pattern writing that you expect from Tin Can Knits.
♥ ♥ Patterns sized from newborn to grandpa (16+ sizes – 0-6 months to 4XL) so you can knit for your cute little monster or your beautiful self.
♥ ♥ ♥ Comprehensive learn-to-knit tutorials covering all of the techniques you need to make each of these designs (also available as PDF hand-outs for knitting teachers).
WHY make it SIMPLE? From casting on, to turning the heel of your very first sock, the Simple Collection designs and tutorials are designed for new knitters, and knitters returning to the craft who are unfamiliar with newer techniques that we use in our popular seamless sweater designs. When teaching knitting, it can be hard to find high-quality free hand-outs, so we have made the Simple Collection tutorials available as print-ready PDFs to provide an excellent resource for teachers!
COMFORT KNITS ::: The Simple Collection is modern and simple, but still cozy and comfortable. Garter stitch, ribbing and stockinette allows hand-dyed yarns in earthy yellows, subdued greens and rich browns to really shine. If you are looking for the knit equivalent of comfort food (oatmeal with brown sugar, buttery popcorn, and freshly-baked bread), then you have come to the right place!
FIRST TIMERS – join us in making exquisite knits ::: Even if you have never knit before, follow along with the patterns as they are released over the coming months. Starting with knit and purl, build up the skills you need to make a sweater this fall! Do you have a secret dream about making your loved one some cozy socks, or perhaps a tiny sweater for the bump who will soon be a baby? Leave a comment, and tell us about what you would love to make!
WHEN CAN I START ??? The first two beginner designs (the Malt Blanket and the Wheat Scarf) will be launched in the next week! The rest of the designs and tutorials will come out one at a time over the next 6 months or so! Be sure to get our email updates so we can tell you about new patterns and subscriber-only special offers!
SHARE THE LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥ Creating the Simple Collection is one way for us to give back to the knitting community that has been so generous and supportive of us over the years. We know that not everybody can afford to pay for knitting patterns. Also, while there are many fabulous free patterns available, we believe that with our experience and attention to detail we can create a really valuable and comprehensive course in the basics, complete with comforting, simple patterns!
PLEASE PAY IT FORWARD ::: Whether you are just now beginning, or are already consummate knitting expert, I am sure there is somebody who took the time to teach you knit and purl, and got you started on our shared obsession! We ask you to be that person and help get the word out – share this post by clicking the links for Facebook, Twitter, Email, or Pinterest at the bottom of the post. Thanks in advance for helping to make the Simple Collection a success!
Tin Can Knits easy peasy patterns perfect for beginners: