Quick Quarantine Projects

A list of free knitting patterns hand picked by our knitting expert Jill! Fun quick and easy projects to fill our time during quarantine. 


Photo Credit © Kelbourne Woolens posted by Sloane Rosenthal

October Hat
by: Sloane Rosenthal

The October Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. The hat begins with a provisional cast on, and then a deep knit 2, purl 2 ribbing is worked. An intricate, modern cable panel pattern is worked for the body of the hat and integrated decreases shape the crown.

Sloane Rosenthal

Yarn: Cascade Spuntaneous or Ella Rae Cashmerino Aran

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Photo Credits © Wilma Malcolmson

Katie’s Kep
by Wilma Malcolmson

Katie’s Kep is named after my mother Katie, who taught me these patterns when I was a peerie lass because they were her favourites. She belonged to that large group of professional knitters, without whom our Shetland colour work and lace heritage might not have been as alive and vibrant as it is today. This is my tribute to all the known and unknown designer artists of Shetland throughout the centuries.

Wilma Malcolmson

Yarn: Bio Shetland or Juniper Moon Herriot

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Photo Credits © Cecilia Fameli

by Cecilia Fameli

My “YOU ARE LOVED” hats are worked flat and feature a textured heart in seed / moss stitch. They come in 4 sizes (newborn, 1 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months and toddlers) and are a perfect gift for Valentine’s day. Or any other day!  

Cecilia Fameli

Yarn: Estelle Superwash Merino DK

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Fingerless mitts

Photo credits to © kararstanley
Posted by: tante ehm

Camp Out Fingerless Mitts
by tante ehm

These fingerless mitts are worked in two directions. The hand portion is worked flat in garter stitch. Stitches are picked up and worked in rounds for the thumb and wrist portion.

tante ehm

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden

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Photo Credits to © Arienne Grey

by Arienne Grey

Made these for my therapist who’s retiring after Christmas. Figured fingerless mitts are something that doesn’t need a whole lot of fitting, and it’s something everyone can use. I might end up making a pair for myself as well.


Yarn: Juniper Moon Herriot Fine

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Photo Credits to © Daniela Mühlbauer

Editha Mitts
by Daniela Mühlbauer

Editha is an elegant ladies set with a clear geometric colorwork pattern. The mitts are worked with two strands of DK or worsted weigth yarn. Choose colors with strong contrasts for the best results. This is a super fast project – perfect for last minute gifts.

Daniela Mühlbauer

Yarn: Amuri DK, Estelle Andean Heathers DK or Amano Puna

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Photo Credits © Malabrigo
posted by Breean Elyse Miller

Ikigai Cowl
by Breean Elyse Miller

This pattern was inspired by the Japanese concept of “Ikigai,” which represents a person’s reason for being. Roughly translated, Ikigai is “the happiness of always being busy.” We live in such a busy world these days. We’re always rushing from one thing to the next, attached to our devices, rarely taking the time we need and deserve to stop, breathe and notice all of the beauty and wonder that surrounds us each and every day.

Breean Elyse Miller

Yarn: Jody Long Alba ( Just need 1 skein!) or Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light or Estelle Baby Alpaca

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Photo Credits ©Campfire Knits

Arboretum Cowl
by Campfire Knits

Welcome fall with this cozy, leaf-inspired cowl. If you knit looser than my gauge, you may want to either size down your needles, or use an additional main color skein. And there is enough contrast color left over to make a cute coordinating headband or hat!

Campfire Knits

Yarn: Estelle Superwash Merino DK or Queensland Collection Kathmandu

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Photo Credits © Miranda Rijks

Ombré Diamonds Cowl & Hat
by Miranda Rijks

This hat and cowl setvis knitted in the round with Aran weight yarn using stranded colour work. The lovely changing hues of the contrast yarn, Drops Big Delight, makes the fair isle pattern stand out.

Miranda Rijks

Yarn: Urth Uneek Worsted paired with Urth Harvested Worsted


Cascade 220 Superwash Wave paired with Berroco Ultra Wool

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Photo Credits Kate Atherley

by Kate Atherley

This is a layering piece, designed to be worn with a longer shirt underneath. The proportions are very deliberate: any longer and it would be a giant puffy unflattering box. I’m modelling it with about 10 inches of positive ease around my upper bust circumference; go bigger if you’d like, but either way I’d strongly advise against adding significant length.

Kate Atherley

Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Worsted or Estelle Alpaca Merino Worsted

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Photo Credits © Yarnspirations

Spadina Circle Pullover
by Julia Madill

Lose yourself in the oversized, cozy fit of this knit pullover that’s worked in the round, in one piece. This sweater boasts a ribbed funnel neck that radiates out to form the attractive yoke. The body and sleeves are stitched in the lofty/squishy shaker rib and simple increases. Since the garment is knit from the top down, body and sleeve lengths are a cinch to customize if creating as a gift. It’s a flattering style on most body types, so pattern is offered in a range of sizes.


Yarn: Ella Rae Chunky Merino Superwash or Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky

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Photo Credits © Berroco, Inc.

by Berroco Design Team

Creek is a textured pullover with a simple silhouette to flatter every frame. It is worked from the bottom up in the round to the armholes, then worked flat. Sleeves are picked up and worked down from the shoulders to make this a nearly seamless knit.

Berroco Design Team

Yarn: Berroco Arno or Juniper Moon Patagonia

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