Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the (yarn) bomb!
Well, not really. Have you seen yarn bombing?? You know, what they call graffiti or urban knitting, where street artists cover everything in big cities from statues to bike racks to entire buses. And you could cover those Citi Bikes too, in NYC, because most of the time they’re sitting in those bike racks not in use! Money well spent. But, I digress.
I don’t care for yarn bombing. It’s not knitting. It’s what is called someone’s idea of knitting. I like to pick up my needles and yarn and sit down and knit. Knit with traditional patterns. Use R-E-A-L knitting needles and yarn. That’s the only way to create knitting beauty.
But, don’t we all love free knitting patterns!
Where can you find these patterns? Well, I have favorite places to look. As you become a more accomplished knitter, you’ll collect patterns, lots of them, and refer to them again and again. Because they are THAT good.
Have you been to Ravelry? I love this site, and here you will find endless knitting patterns, some for free and some for a small fee.
Or, Lion Brand is another very nice place to find those free knitting patterns. Everything from afghans, baby items, sweaters to scarves! For every knitting skill level. For every knitting interest. Don’t you love it!?
Another great website for free knitting patterns is AllFreeKnitting.com. Here you will find knitting patterns for anything you can think up!
Lastly, (although there are probably dozens, even hundreds of sites out there in the knitting cloud), there is Pinterest. And this is very interesting. WATCH closely as I bring Scarf Knitting into the world of Pinterest. It’s a process and has been slow-going, but I’m working on it and when it’s ready, I’ll let you know!
In the meantime, be sure to check out this beautiful site called Pinterest! I love all things visual! Ideas just seem to flow that much easier by “seeing” what I want to knit. Or cook, or travel to, or read, or . . . well, you get it!
To get you going with some scrumptious free knitting patterns, click here. It will take you to my home page at Scarf Knitting and you can opt-in to my email list, where EVERY Saturday I share with you what knitting ideas and fun I’ve gathered in for the week. It’s really fun to expand your limits and signing up for Email Blasts is one great way to do that.
As always, take your knitting to heart! ♥
In case you missed it, here’s the link to a previous post that’s chock-full of knitting patterns for Christmas and the upcoming holidays. Don’t wait too long! Time seems to melt away. 🙂