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Knitting Patterns by Skill Levels

All knitting patterns are now organized into skill level categories to help guide you to the subset of patterns that fit your needs.

ExperiencedExperienced patterns use more advanced techniques and stitches, such as short rows, more intricate colorwork, cables, or lace patterns. Unless explicitly noted, all stitch patterns are charted AND written. Any special techniques are defined and explained in the pattern.

Intermediate 2: The stitch patterns or shaping here are more involved than with Intermediate Level 1. Some patterns include short rows, working in the round, slightly more advanced cable or lace techniques, etc. Cables and lace are always charted AND written unless explicitly noted on the pattern page.

Intermediate 1: This level of patterns includes more complex lace or cables, with shaping and sometimes picking up of stitches. Some patterns are worked in the round.

Advanced Beginner 2: A step up from Advanced Beginner 1 in terms of stitchwork, mainly. Stitches include fairly simple lace, cables, and colorwork with a little more involvement. Some patterns may be knit in the round and involve picking up stitches along a straight edge.

Advanced Beginner 1: For beginners ready to move beyond Stockinette and Garter stitch, these patterns include simple lace, basic cables, and some color changes. Shaping is still simple.

Beginner: These patterns involve basic knit and purl stitches. Some patterns may have basic increases or decreases and a simple seam.