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Contrast and Color Knitting Patterns

by | Nov 18, 2017 | Featured

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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Sista Claudia Cowl

Sista Claudia Cowl

Stranded cowl with a geometric pattern in neutral and contrasting gradient yarns. Designed by Claudia Eisenkolb. Available in English and German. Pictured project by bex_inreallife

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Brighten My Day Shawl

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Brighten My Day Shawl

Brighten My Day Shawl

Triangular shawl knit side to side in garter stitch alternates a self-striping yarn with contrasting color like black for a striking effect. Rated easy by Red Heart. Designed by Nancy J. Thomas

Free Knitting Pattern for Cirrus Cardigan

Cirrus Cardigan

Long-sleeved raglan sweater with double knit shawl collar and front bands. DK yarn. Designed by Dagmar Lutz. Available in English and German

Free Knitting Pattern for Hiking Reindeer Cowl

Hiking Reindeer Cowl

This colorful cowl depicts a landscape of conifers silhouetted against a fiery sunset inspired by designer’s view on the way home in the Oxfordshire countryside. Fingering yarn. Designed by TheTwistedYarn

Finished Nymph 002 Fade Medium2

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Melinda VerMeer designed this shawl to be knit with contrasting colors to resemble the wings of a butterfly. Because this is cast on with few stitches and expands, it easily can be adapted to different yarns or sizes.

Image of Miters in Motion

Mitres in Motion Throw or Shawl

Simple decreases create the squares. The patchwork technique of adding squares as you go is done by picking up stitches along one side of the square to begin the next one. Each Square: 71/4inches x 71/4inches. Finished Dimensions of Shawl/Throw: 60inches x 30 inches.

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Free Knitting Pattern for Horizon Brioche Cowl

Horizon Brioche Cowl

The combination of solid and multi-color yarn adds extra dimenion to this Brioche stitch cowl by Julie Hines.

Free Knitting Pattern for Royal Quilting Hat

Royal Quilting Hat

Betty P Balcomb’s 2-color pattern is surprisingly easy. Strands or floats are laid down on the right side of the fabric and then a couple rows later you lift the strand and catch it in a stitch to form the slightly draped diagonal lines.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Half-Tone Cowl

Half-Tone Cowl

Stranded colorwork cowl with contrasting graphic pattern inspired by photo half-tones. Three different edging options:  garter stitch, tubular rib, and icord. DK or worsted weight yarn. Designed by handmade by SMINÉ

See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Etsy

Knittting Pattern for Rosie Accessory Set

Rosie Accessory Set

Despite its appearance, this matching set with neck warmer, wristers and beanie is knitted with only 2 strands of yarn: a solid main solid color and a contrast variegated color, in a pretty rose/heart fair isle pattern, plus a simple picot edging for a feminine touch on the neck warmer and wristers.

See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Annie’s

Knitting Pattern for Stonehedge Cowl

Stonehedge Cowl

A series of angled stripes in unpredictable colors fills this graphic infinite scarf cowl by Kyle Kunnecke

Knitting Pattern for Pysansky Cowl and Mittens

Pysanky Cowl and Mittens Set

Colorful accessories inspired by the tradition of Eastern European pysanky (Easter eggs)

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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