Are you wanting to get into knitting but are unsure of what will be a good pattern to choose. There are so many options out there it can end up being a little overwhelming. Don’t worry, we are here to save the day. Our experts that give away free crochet patterns are here to explain to you how to choose a knitting pattern. Keep reading to learn more.
If is for a specific event?
Is the new item you are knitting for a specific event? Perhaps it’s for a newborn baby you are welcoming. Depending on the specific event will help you narrow down on what kind of patterns you should be looking for. For example, if it was for a newborn event and you are unsure of the gender yet, you may want to stick to a color like yellow and have a print like baby bottles or again something neutral. If you knew it was a boy, you could choose blue or green with trucks on it or sports equipment. By understanding what the goal or what you are creating, you will be able to narrow down your search very quickly. Of course, it probably even seems overwhelming when you see how many different patterns there are to choose from, but when you look at the goal you have, you suddenly will probably only have 10% of the options suddenly.
Is it for you or someone else?
Just like thinking about if it is an event or not, it’s important to know who it is for. If it’s for you, just look at the patterns in your own eyes, you don’t even need anyone else’s option! Look at styles you already like as well as colors if you are unsure of your specific style. If it’s for someone else look at what kind of clothes they wear to get a better sense of their overall style. If you want, you can also ask them to pick out the pattern for you so that you are sure they will love it.
Will you wear it again?
Is it an article of clothing you are making? Or perhaps is it a one-time use item? Perhaps it is for the holidays? Crackdown on exactly when the item will be put to use, this will help you know the overall theme of it.
What are your current skills?
Sometimes you need to be honest with yourself and understand your current skills. Are they there? Are you understanding exactly what you need to do in order to get the outcome you are hoping for? Some patterns are a lot harder to do than others. So if you are a beginner, make sure you are looking up more beginner patterns. It looks a lot better when edges matchup and the patterns match over the seams. This also means it is more work and requires a bit more skill in order to achieve that look. Again, if you are a beginner you may then want to be mindful of both the fabric as well as the pattern.
Look at what patterns are available
Do you know where to look for patterns? Our website offers free patterns that people can simply download. You also can look for patterns in books or online. Start by selecting some of the style you may be looking for while keeping all of these tips in mind.
Look at the fabric you are going to use
Do you already have fabric chosen? If so, some fabric may not look as good (or it may look great) with specific types of fabrics. If you don’t have that picked out yet, that’s okay. Make sure you simply keep it in the back of your mind. Again, think about your goal for the item and that will help you pick out both the pattern and the fabric.
As you can see, making the choice of what kind of pattern to use can actually be a bit of work. If you truly think of which one you will like, you will end up being a lot happier with the final product. Make sure that you take your time and look at the different options out there.
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