We’re so pleased to share our newest collection: Basics! We designed these simple patterns with knitters in mind – all the knitters. Whether you’re knitting your very first hat, or your 100th sweater, you’ll love these wardrobe classics. They’re destined to become some of your favourite pieces.
The collection includes the Basic Beanie, Simple Sweater, Classic Cardigan, and Everyday Socks. The patterns are written in our clear style and sized inclusively from baby-to-big, plus we’ve included multiple yarn weights. And we didn’t stop there…each design will get the stitch-by-stitch support of a full tutorial. Get ready to cast on!
This pattern is EVEN BETTER in the Tin Can Knits app!
- see only the instructions you need
- tick through the pattern and make notes
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- adjust the settings to suit you!
Lately we’ve been thinking about the value of simple. While we absolutely love a boldly cabled pullover, a lacy shawl, and ALL the colourwork, we tend to return (again and again) to things that are simple. If you’re just starting out in the world of knitting (welcome!), simple things can take the anxiety out a first hat, sweater, or pair of socks. And for those who have been knitting a little longer, simple projects give our busy minds a chance to rest and to focus on other things, while our hands repeat familiar and comforting motions. Sometimes simple is exactly what you need.
Each Basics pattern will have a full tutorial to accompany it, so you can cast on your very first garment, turn your first heel, or rib your first toque with a helping hand. We explain each technique in detail, so you can learn step-by-step and go forth with confidence. Get your patterns now and sign up for our email updates, so we can let you know when the in-depth tutorials launch. Mark your calendars now for these release dates:
- Basics Beanie tutorial – April 6
- Simple Sweater tutorial – April 13
- Everyday Socks tutorial – April 20
- Classic Cardigan tutorial – April 27
Choose your yarn
Each pattern includes options for multiple yarn weights, so you can grab your favourite skeins and cast on! The simplicity of each design makes them ideal for any yarn preference. Woolly wools? Hand dyes? Speckles? Handspun? Self-striping? Gradients? A hodgepodge of leftovers? All great!
We’ve sized the Basics patterns in our usual inclusive size range, from baby to big. The garments are designed for a unisex fit and with a little ease in mind. The Simple Sweater and Classic Cardigan are sized from newborn to a 70” chest, and the accessories are sized for the whole family, too!
Make it your own
These patterns are just begging to be customized. Add stripes, marling, colourwork, ¾ length sleeves, fold over cuffs, a cropped hemline, pockets, i-cord edging – you name it! We envisioned this collection as a set of basics, but of course the first thing Emily did was knit up the Simple Sweater in her beautiful handspun (four times, I’m not kidding you!), and Alexa had to copy her rainbow stripes. We’ve been around long enough to know knitters love to make a project their own, so we built the Basics collection for maximum flexibility!
Alexa and Emily