Posted on 17-2-2022 by Karlijn van Mil
Last week, we shared our top 10 winter crochet patterns from Drops Design with you. So, naturally we also want to share our top 10 knitting patterns with you! We hope to provide you with all the inspiration you need for your next winter project. There is something for everyone on this list, from big to small projects and from colorful to monochrome. See for yourself and explore our top 10 free knitting patterns from Drops for winter.
1. Isla Slipover
This knitted sweater vest is made with Drops Wish, a super soft yarn made from alpaca, cotton, and wool. Vests are very much on-trend and no fashionista’s winter wardrobe would be complete without one. All the better if it is hand-knitted! The instructions can be found on the Garnstudio website and you can shop your Drops Wish in our webshop.
2. Snowy Trails – Monochrome sweater packed with stitch details
This sweater is a pleasure to both knit and wear. The variety of stitch patterns (including cables, moss stitch, and rib stitch) are challenging, but means this is one project that will never be boring. The sweater will keep you nice and warm thanks to the use of Drops Karisma, 100% wool. The free pattern can be found at Garnstudio.
PS: Do you have a faithful four-legged friend who is sensitive to the cold? Then make this sweater for your pup! (Important: Animals should only wear clothes in consultation with their vet!)
3. Winter Smiles Hat – A chunky hat made with Drops Air
This design is called "Winter Smiles" and that is exactly the feeling this hat conveys. You will smile at how warm your ears are in this thick, cozy, hipster hat! A fun, quick make for in between larger projects with the free pattern from Garnstudio!
4. Monteverde – Chunky sweater made with Drops Kid-Silk and Drops Wish
This sweater is so comfy, you will not want to take it off again! The oversized look suits all occasions, whether lounging on the sofa at home or heading outdoors for a walk. The extra-long cuffs add a fun detail to this garment. Slow fashion at its best! Find the pattern here.
5. Headband and tabard set with Drops Alpaca on 4 mm needles
This set will not only keep you nice and warm but also have you looking very chic. It is knitted with two strands of the super soft and warm Drops Alpaca. The open-sided vest features an eye-catching English rib pattern. Will you go for a marled effect by holding strands in two different colors together or keep things simple and knit this set with two strands of the same color? Find the pattern here.
6. Raglan cardigan with Drops Kid-Silk
We are huge fans of this raglan cardigan and know that you will love it too! The gorgeous, earthy colorway of this jacket is created by working together 4 strands of Drops Kid-Silk in four different colors. The result is a jacket that brings to mind fun adventures in the woods. With needle sizes 7 and 8 mm, this design is quick to knit so you can enjoy its warmth in no time!
7. Jacket with a round yoke in Drops Melody
Cardigans that fall over the hip are comfortable and can be worn as alternatives to jackets in spring and fall, for example. This round-yoked jacket made with Drops Melody immediately caught our eye. The design overall is simple, but it also features a lovely, subtle detail around the yoke. In which color will you make yours? Download the pattern for free at Garnstudio and order the hairy yarn, Drops Melody, at Yarnplaza.
8. Headband with an eyelet pattern
Like us, you will not be able to resist casting on this project! You can knit this headband in just one day, so before you know it, you can say goodbye to cold ears. The band is knitted with soft, smooth Drops Merino Extra Fine and the pattern is available for free at Garnstudio.
9. Nordic fair isle sweater
This sweater is a knitting challenge with the stranded colorwork on its wide, round yoke. But as it is made with thick yarn—Drops Nepal or Drops Alaska—on size 4 and 5.5 mm needles, it is a wonderful project for learning how to knit stranded/fair isle colorwork! The free pattern can be found at Garnstudio and the two yarns can of course be found in the Yarnplaza webshop.
10. Socks with hearts in Drops Fabel
What would a list of top 10 winter projects be without a pair of knitted socks? There are countless patterns to choose from, but we want to share a free sock pattern with a motif that stole our hearts. We are itching to cast on these cute socks with hearts made with Drops Fabel. You too? The pattern can be found on the Garnstudio website!