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July 2, 2015

Alexa and I love designing enjoyable knits.  What do we love even more?  Publishing free patterns that are accessible to everybody, making them perfect for sharing and teaching knitting. You’ve probably heard about The Simple Collection, 8 modern free patterns with in-depth tutorials, but you might not have seen some of our other free patterns.

Deliciously simple and satisfying free patterns… and in-depth tutorials to guide you as you learn new techniques.

So if you’re looking to save a little cash, or try out a new technique without too much commitment, you know where to find fabulous free patterns!  Our free patterns go through the same rigorous process as our pay patterns, you can count on the same concise pattern writing, thorough testing and technical editing. Browse our website, and look for the patterns with the asterisk in the photo… that means FREE!

You can also find all of our free patterns in one place on our website on our free pattern page, and on Ravelry in our Fab and Free bundle.

Conquer colourwork with three free patterns:

These adorable little hats and ornaments are great learner projects.  Sized for the entire family, they make perfect gifts too! If you’re not quite sure where to start, look at our tutorials on how to knit fair-isle, choosing a colour palette, and how to read knitting charts.

Fancy Balls by Tin Can Knits

Fancy Balls! These cute little ornaments are a great place to learn new techniques.

The modern geometric pattern of the Clayoquot Toque will make it an instant hit with the whole family.

I Heart Rainbows Hat by Tin Can Knits

I Heart Rainbows… This darling little hat is a perfect way to get started with fair-isle… you may love it so much that you have to knit the matching sweater!

Learn to love lace with two free patterns:

Here at Tin Can Knits we love lace.  Yup, we really love it.  And we want to share this love with you!  We’ve got a great beginner’s lace tutorial, and an in-depth look at how to read knitting charts.  So grab a free pattern and get started today!

Gothic Lace Cowl by Tin Can Knits

The Gothic Lace Cowl (or scarf) is a perfect first lace project; simple, symmetrical and rhythmic.

Estuary Shawl by Tin Can Knits

Once you’re ready to venture past the basics and into more complex lace knitting, try the exquisite Estuary shawl.

Overcome your fear of cables with these free patterns:

Cables aren’t as hard as you think.  As the game of thrones enthusiasts love to say: “Winter Is Coming” (of course it does every year), so cast on for a cushy cabled hat today!  If it’s your first time, check out our tutorial on how to cable.

Northward Hat by Tin Can Knits

The Northward Toque features very simple cables in a chunky yarn, perfect for your first cables!

Antler Hat by Tin Can Knits

Once you understand the basics, make Antler Hats for the entire family… they’re the perfect unisex gift!

New knits all the time…

If you love free patterns, you should get our email updates!  We’ll tell you about new designs, great sales, and excellent tutorials as they are launched.  This post has featured just a few of our free patterns, browse through the others on Ravelry, or on our website.  Please help us continue to provide these great resources by sharing this post with your friends, and joining the chat on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Ravelry!

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Is there a specific technique you’d like to learn next?  Let us know in the comments, and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.

Free Patterns from TCK:

HUK-estuary-tmbcSC-harvest-tmb-bMalt Blanket by Tin Can KnitsOats Cowl by Tin Can KnitsRye Socks by Tin Can KnitsTCK-gothiclace-tmb-aSimple Yet Effective CowlWheat Scarf by Tin Can Knits


5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2015 1:33 pm

    I love, love, love your patterns (and that you are Canadian!) I own a yarn store in southwestern Ontario and your patterns sell really well! Thanks for being such great designers

  2. July 2, 2015 6:49 pm

    Are the free patterns going to be free for a long while, or should I just start madly downloading them? :)

  3. July 2, 2015 12:53 pm

    Thank you both so much. You’re very, very generous. Your free patterns are just as beautiful as the ones we have to pay for. I’ll be a TCK fan for life. :D

  4. July 2, 2015 6:54 am

    Wow, these are GREAT! Thanks for sharing! I especially love Estuary and the Rye socks. I’ve never knit socks before and these would be perfect!

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