Top 5 FREE knitting patterns for Christmas in July
Roll on to December 25th! We chose 5 of our favorite free knitting patterns for Christmas in July.
Designed by the famed Erika Knight, this slouchy men’s sweater pattern is a must-give this coming holiday season. It’s available in sizes to fit men with a 40 – 48 inch (102 – 122 cm) chest measurement; it’s knitted in pieces and seamed up. This gorgeous design features Rowan Cocoon, which is spun with a deliciously warm blend of merino wool and kid mohair. The sweater pictured uses Frost (806); we also love Misty Blue (827), Jupiter (839), and Scree (803), as seen here. Click on the image below to view all available shades!
Who doesn’t love a classic aran cabled sweater design? With a stunningly intricate cable design, this sweater fits a chest measurement of 40 – 56 inches (101.5 – 142 cm). It’s knit in pieces and seamed up; this pattern also includes instructions on how to make the matching hat. This pattern features Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in Oatmeal (123). You will need between 3 – 7 balls of yarn depending on size. Don’t miss the other favorite shades: Maple Tweed (201), Oak Tweed (200), and Brown Heather (125), as seen here.
This bold and beautiful blanket is created using the slip stitch technique; it’s a great way to create intricate designs without having to use a stranded knitting technique! It’s simpler than it looks, and is created in 6 blocks and sewn together to make a 50 x 75 inch ((127 x 190.5 cm) blanket. It features Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in a selection of shades, click here to see them all! This powerhouse yarn can be machine washed and tumble dried.
This stunning shawl is a perfect introduction into an ambitious lace project. If you get started knitting it now, you’ll be finished long before Christmas rolls around; this is a perfect knitting pattern for Christmas in July. This is a one skein shawl, which means you have an excuse to splurge on some amazing yarn. To read more about Boo Knits, the designer, click here to read our interview with her! We recommend Fyberspates Scrumptious 4 ply, blended with silk and merino wool. We love Water (304), Gold (302), Magenta (315), and Jen’s Green (313), as seen here.
This classic cabled design can’t be beat this year – everyone in your family is going to want one of these! It’s knitted in pieces and seamed up to fit a chest measurement of 36 – 52 inches (91 – 132 cm). This sweater features Berroco comfort in Hummus (9720), a workhorse yarn that can stand up to almost anything. Don’t miss Agean Sea (9753), Lovage (9761), and Bitter Sweet (9741).
What projects are you starting for Christmas? Tell us in the comments below!
Last updated: July 8th, 2015.