Susan Ashcroft

patterns that work well with malabrigo yarns (take a look in the projects - all have been knitted up with malabrigo)

There is a separate bundle for malabrigo freebie patterns -

25% discount with code - MM2024 until the end of March 2024.

Please note that the March discount only applies to individual, self-published patterns, not those published by malabrigo (noted under the photos) or those which are in already discounted collections (no price showing under the photo) - if you have any questions, please get in touch BEFORE making your purchase.

Freebie patterns for Malabrigo yarns

73 items

Usually worked bottom up

17 items

These start with just a few stitches and work out to the widest point.

no need to swatch
deeper than a boomerang
(but they need more yarn and knitting)

29 items
5 items

No Cast-on
No Bind-off

Techically you do cast on, but only a very small number of stitches (usually 3-5) but you end with just 1 and there is no sewing involved.

Long shallow shawls: more like a scarf than a traditional shawl; makes limited yardage go further.. ☺

10 items
8 items
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Cushions and other items for the home

I have included a number of cowl patterns that have been used to make cushions or baskets - check the pattern pages to see examples.

Some highlights:

More boomerangs
Crescents with colourwork
Colourwheel cowl (and Samothrace Wings -shawl version)
Clever Cowl
That Nice Stitch
2 mysteries - Lonely Yarn Club and Fifty Shades

The year my husband came up with the name “boomerang”

Earlier bias knit patterns without slipped stitch edge can easily be modified just by slipping the last stitch on the WS purlwise with yarn in front - this creates a more curved and neater edge (giving the characteristic boomerang shape)

Also the first Ravellenics patttern - Just Knit It - 2012

Some shawls with shaping to accomodate stockinette base.

And some to work with Kauni stripes:


Patterns published between Sept. 2010 - 2011 (and a few other related ones)

37 items

Ravellenic-related patterns

Price or free shows under photo
If no price shows, it means it’s part of a collection.

5 items

sweaters and cardigans

All the Christmas collections in one place.

10 items

Mitts - mostly fingerless

16 items

quick and easy bandanas

26 items

Some are rectangles, some have slanted ends.

3 items

Versatile shape - super easy to make

15 items

Worked on the bias.

Most start with a provisional cast on and are then joined when the desired length is reached.

3 items

Cowls worked as a long strip and joined.

7 items
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Most are knitted from the bottom up

4 items

Patterns that work well with Noro yarns

39 items
12 items

Mostly hats

Worked with only yarn per row. The colour effects are created by slipping stitches.

6 items

Colourwork using techniques other than mosaic knitting

12 items

Various types of cables

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Patterns that work well with handspun yarn.

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3 items

Various patterns featuring hearts