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Riverside Scarf

The Riverside Scarf is a simple four row pattern that creates a diagonal seed stitch scarf. The free pattern is perfect for an advance knitter looking for a ‘TV knit’ or a advanced…

East Bay Scarf

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Shipyard: An easy, cozy scarf

Over the last few months I’ve had a strong urge to knit warm, cozy scarves in simple, intuitive stitch patterns. There is a gap in my wardrobe for good winter scarves and I…

Winter Bluffs: A free hat pattern

This free pattern is for a one-sized fits many adult beanie that knits up quickly on US 10 and US 10 1/2 knitting needles! This is a perfect quick knit when you want…

Hope Valley: Knitting for Community

A free knitting pattern for child’s sized cabled hats and hat sizing tips. Over the last couple weeks, I’ve continued to knit hats for Hat Not Hate. I wanted to share a cabled…

Prospect Terrace: A Cabled Hat Pattern

Prospect Terrace is a free knitting pattern for an adult-sized cabled hat. This hat pattern offers two sizes (small and large) with a lot of negative ease to fit a variety of head…

Otterbein Hat: A Pattern Update

Release of the updated Otterbein Hat Pattern (cabled hat pattern for adults). This pattern now offers written and charted instructions.


The Knit McKinley is a knitting blog run by me (I’m Kara McKinley – nice to meet you!), with help from my puppy assistant, Theodorable Roosevelt the Goldendoodle. We live and work in the Pawtuxet Village in beautiful Rhode Island.

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