Simple Color Patterned Bag with Islamic Motifs
This is a pattern I give to people who already know the basics of knitting when I teach a “historical knitting” class. While circular needles were only invented in the early 20th century, knitting “in the round” is probably the earliest form of knitting, dating back to the 1200s in Europe and at least 200 years earlier in the Islamic countries around the Mediterranean.
Generic Norwegian Mittens
From the pattern description: The above mittens are just an example of what can be done with these blank charts. Get a pencil and fill in the squares as you see fit, then get knitting! Print the chart out at least twice so you can design different backs and palms. If you go over 7 or so stitches in one color, weave in the yarn you’re carrying, or else your fingers will snag the loops when you’re putting them on.