And most large yarn manufacturers have free patterns online as well - I know Bernat, Lion & Red Heart do.
WIP Elegant Irises by Amanda Butler Lazy Days by Mystic Stitch pg 1/24 (BAP) Nativity Story Table Topper pg 1/6 by Blackberry Lane Designs (BAP) Amazing Grace by MBT (BAP) pg 1/6 Baby Ark Sampler by Bothy Threads pg 1/4 Skate by AAN Herbes et Epices by Madame La Fee Ornaments 1/12
Completed 2020 Names of God by MBT Ponchos x3 (2 nieces, 1 doll version!) Christmas ornaments - 11/11 Soffia by AAN
When I'd knitted a few rows I sewed up the seem at the bottom of the knitting (This is the extra seam you don't get with the crochet version. I've sewn it up in grayish brown yarn so you can see it.
When it was the correct length ie half the size of the width I cast off.
folded so the cast off seam was laying diangional through the centre and began sewing it up. You can see I've sewn up half of the seam. This is the same seam you would have if you'd made this in crochet.
I think had I used either a longer length between the needle points or used a set of 5 single double pointed knitting needles I could have managed to create it with just one seam. I could have used the toe up sock method.