No outfit is complete until you’ve paired it with a great accessory.
When it’s time to start thinking about your next knitting project, there’s no better inspiration than browsing through knitting accessory photos and patterns.
Here are 18 accessories every knitter will love – ideal for beginners who are just learning how to knit. Most of these knitting projects are quick and relatively easy to make without sacrificing beauty or ingenuity.
Simple Knit Folded Bag
Here’s a really simple knitting pattern that only looks difficult. Whip one up for yourself or as a great gift.
Knitted Hanging Organizer
Looking for a cute little organizer to tuck odds and ends away in? Look no further than this adorable hanging organizer.
Knit Aise Wrap
Both elegant and minimalist, our Aisé wrap is the perfect warm-weather knit accessory. It can be worn formally or casually depending on the occasion (think little black dress or jeans) and the laceweight blend of linen and cashmere makes it ideal for use in air-conditioned offices and on spring days and cool summer evenings.
Stockinette Hand Warmers
Pared down, functional, and very good-looking, our stockinette stitch hand warmers are elegant in design and straightforward in practice. They also make for wonderful movie-night knitting!
Via Purl Soho
Fringe Clutch Knitting Pattern
One of the constant trends year after year is fringe. Fringe is playful and fun and it screams “summer!” This fringe clutch knitting pattern is perfect for beginners! The entire bag is done in knit stitch with some simple binding off for the handles.
Via Gina Michele
Huggle Hooded Cowl Knitting Pattern
Even in all of its oversized glory, this statement piece is very simple to create which makes it a great introduction to knitting in the round.
Via Make and Do Crew
Color Dipped Knit Hat
Easy-as-pie Fisherman’s Rib, you’ll find that one side of the knit hat’s edge is almost saturated with color, while the other is just lightly striped. Such a surprising and beautiful effect from so little effort!
Via Purl Soho
Easy Knitted Bangle Pattern
Knitting up these bangles is highly satisfying. Not only are they super fast to make, they require mere skerricks of your treasured leftover yarn.
Loop Knit Hair Tie
Here’s an adorable little accessory that will give some flare to any hair-do.
Via Meli Melo
Knitted Clutch Pattern
This knitted purse will be a perfect match for spring/summer outfit and will look great with either jeans or a dress. The yarn is interesting as it is so there’s no need for complicated cables or arans.
Via Eat Me Blog
Knit Necklace Knitting Pattern
If you’re learning to knit, looking for free knitting patterns or unique accessories then this necklace tutorial is just the project for you.
Via Mollie Makes
Knitted Bag Tutorial
Here’s a beautiful bag that doesn’t need to be on your wish list anymore – here’s the pattern to knit one up today.
Via Lvly Blog
The Age of Bath and Steam Kerchief
This beautiful shawl is elegant and drapes beautifully. It’s also really easy to make with stockinette and garter ribbed eyelet stitches.
Cozy Ribbed Scarf Pattern
All you need is a 2×2 rib stitch using two skeins of that loveliness and you’ll end up with this gorgeous scarf. It is knitted up so quickly and makes a wonderful gift to give to someone special.
Via Lady By the Bay
Easy Knit Catalunya Colorblock Poncho
Cast on 40 stitches then simply knit every row! This poncho is great practice for learning to keep knit stitches at consistent tension.
Via 1 Dog Woof
Garter Knit Ear Flap Hat
This knit hat simultaneously hangs on and hugs your head, which provides protection from the cold, slushy, snowy elements.
District 12 Knit Cowl Wrap
You'll love this knit cowl regardless if you are a Hunger Games fan or not! This free quick knit cowl pattern is inspired by the cowl Katniss wears in The Hunger Games.
Via Craft Foxes
Simple House Slippers
Here are some perfect little knit house slippers to knit up during the next full blue moon.
Most accessories don't require too much yarn and for every lonely skein, there is a perfect small pattern. What project will you start on first?
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