Multi-colored Yarn Free Knitting Patterns
I love multi-colored yarn but have trouble finding good patterns that will show off the color variation to advantage without overwhelming the stitch pattern. The free knitting patterns below are great for for ombre, variegated or self-striping yarns. I looked for patterns that didn’t require a specific yarn in order to make project. Some may recommend a specific yarn but you should be able to substitute other yarns. I’m still adding patterns to this page so follow me on Pinterest to get updates.
Joan Janes used garter stitch, yarnovers and dropped stitches to create an exquisite design that is easy to knit.
Phoenix Hat and Cowl
Drops Design offers some of the most beautiful free patterns I’ve ever seen and this hat and neckwarmer is no different. Knit in English rib with two colors of yarn — one solid and the other multi-colored.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended yarn on Etsy
- Shop for Aran weight yarn for this hat at Annie’s
Ten-Stitch Zigzag Blanket
I’m also a huge fan of Frankie Brown who has a wildly inventive mind with knit designs. This blanket is is knit in one piece of just ten stitches. Though it looks like it is sewn together, it is not — each 10-inch strip is joined to the next strip as you knit. You can use this method for scarves as well.
Snuggle Bolero Jacket
The multi-colored yarn in this design by Cascade Yarns shows off the curving rows of double seed stitch in the body and collar that are knit as one piece.
Double Helix Mitts
Designed by Sybil R, these fingerless gloves are knit by winding strips of knitting and joining as you knit. Great for keeping your hands warm fashionably while you text or pin. They also are a great way to use leftover oddball yarn.
Hugs and Prayers Knit Shawl
Cascade Yarns also designed this lovely knit shawl in a lace pattern that is perfect to knit for yourself or for a donation to organizations who provide prayer shawls to people who need something warm and uplifting.
- Download the free knitting pattern
- See http://www.shawlministry.com/ministry_outreach.htm for more information on where you can donate shawls.
- See more Lace Shawl Knitting Patterns
Free Knitting Patterns
No-fuss shade-loving Shawl
Susan Ashcroft designed this easy, versatile shawl that is perfect for shaded yarns. The easy stitch variations including garter, seed, stockinette and a simple lace stitch showcase the color variations. See this project for the pattern by stitchnerd
The miracle of this design by Knitting and So On is that these fingerless gloves are knitted in one piece (no yarn cutting involved) beginning at the thumb. The “Eight”-Shape is achieved by increasing in the first part of a row, and decreasing in the second part.
Multi-Directional Diagonal Scarf
Garter Stitch Jackets For Children
And I haven’t forgotten the kids who love bright coats of many colors! These hooded jackets designed by Patons for girls and boys are knit side to side to create an unusual vertical stripe in ombre yarn. Get the free knitting pattern