How long is a piece of string? One of my colleagues at work wanted a list of 'all' the websites with free knitting patterns for her mum. As most knitters know, there are literally thousands of such sites; so many that it is amazing that we still manage to go out and purchase patterns. But a computer print-out will never replace the feel of a 'proper' book. So I quickly sent her links to some of my favourites.
MagKnits - quarterly British site which has included my favourite diagonal scarf pattern and a good short-row top for big busted women.
Mostly Knitting - site by Australian knitter Sarah Bradberry. Lots of charts, re-written old patterns, great roll-brim hat and fingerless gloves.
Knitting Pattern Central - as the name suggests, a connection to lots of free patterns (including mine!)
Knitting About - I sometimes find myself going in circles here, but there are some good gems buried amongst the ads.
KnittingHelp - a recent discovery; includes some good basics.
Knitty - it would be sacrilege to leave Knitty out although it is very American-centric. Worth a look just for the obligatory weirdo pattern of the issue.