Variegated Yarn Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for multi-color, variegated, ombre, and self-striping yarn. Most patterns are free.
To get the knitting patterns scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to the pattern.
Free Knitting Patterns
Berries Blast Beanie
Cathy Payson designed this stylish beanie with cable band for Red Heart Yarn. Stitches are picked up from the band to knit the garter stitch body. Red Heart sent me a free sample of the bulky Medley yarn used for this hat. Although I haven’t had a chance to knit with it yet, it’s very soft and the colors are striking.
Cowl Neck Slouchy Sweater
I love cowl necks! Cathy Payson’s sweater knits up quickly in broken rib pattern with Red Heart’s bulky Medley yarn. Stitches are picked up from the neckline to knit the cowl. Red Heart sent me a free sample of the bulky Medley yarn used for this hat. Although I haven’t had a chance to knit with it yet, it’s very soft and the colors are striking.
Slip Stitch Beret
Easier than it looks! Lisa Gentry designed this easy beret for Caron. Mixing multi-color yarn and solid color yarn with an easy slipped stitch colorwork pattern gives a look like complicated stranded colorwork. Three sizes.
La Riviera Shawl with Brioche Border
This design by Elaine Phillips uses a solid color brioche stitch to set off the gradient colors of the yarn.
This baby jumper features a pretty eyelet lace hem and button straps. Sized for 6, 12, 18 months. Recommended yarn available on pattern page.
Basketweave Lace Shawlette
Riin Gill designed this pattern that’s easy to memorize and knit while watching TV. Full size shawl version also available. One skein of the recommended yarn is enough for the shawlette. Two skeins for the shawl.
Antonia Shankland designed this slip stitch cowl that looks beautiful in this multi-color yarn project by knittedblissJC
Stripes and Short Rows Scarf
Colorful boomerang shaped scarf made by using variegated yarn and short row shaping.
Knitting and So On created this scarf that is knit completely in garter stitch with an intarsia zigzag pattern.
Autumn Leaves or Tulip Lace Throw
Use fall colors to create a blanket of autumn leaves, pastel colors for a field of tulips, or greens for summer foliage. Comes in two sizes 40″ x 50″ or 48″ x 60″.
This free pattern is designed by the amazing Stephen West for Knitty.com. It is knit top down in corrugated rib and slip stitch colorwork.
Linen stitch gives this design by Kristen Kapur a woven fabric look.
Lisa R. Myers designed this sophisticated scarf with two ombre yarns in a chevron lace pattern.
Scalloped Fingerless Gloves
These lace wristwarmers are knit flat and seamed. Though I’m not fond of the sample colorway, I think this would look great in ombre yarn.
Lisa R. Myers designed this mitered cowl to avoid striping or pooling of multiculor yarn. Features eyelet lace for interest. Made for multi-colored yarn!
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Textured Baby Throw
The combination of eyelet lace and ombre or self-striping yarn brighten this baby blanket by Plymouth Yarn.
Kerstin Michler designed this garter stitch multi-directional beanie that showcases variegated or self-striping yarn.
Exploring Stripes Bag
Holly Webb designed this multi-color beaded bag that is 14.5″ around and 7.25″ tall
Lace Edge Garter Stitch Shawl
Michael Del Vecchio designed this easy shawl for Universal Yarns that has a garter stitch body and a lace edging that is knit on.
Patterns for Purchase
Bias Stripe Afghan
This stunning throw is knit in strips with contrasting diagonal stripes and multi-color yarn and then seamed. Designed by Karen King Garlinghouse for Noro. One of the 35 patterns in Noro Knitting Magazine, Fall/Winter 2013, Issue 3
Flattering cropped cardigan with short sleeves made with a simple, modular construction. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Great with multi-color yarn! XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL). Designed by Amy Christoffers
Self-striping yarn adds style to this kimono style cardigan. Finished bust is 40 1/2 (44)”.
Al Mare Pullover Sweater
Cristina T. Ghirlanda’s oversized pullover sweater features an asymmetric hemline and a lovely drape. XS (S, M, L, 1X)
A combination of mitered squares and ombre yarn make a stunning cowl.
Cristina T. Ghirlanda’s fitted cardigan features lace sleeves and shoulders and is knit in pieces. XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
Lace on the Edge Hat
The unique lace brim of this hat sets off the self-striping colors. Sizes Adult S/M (L/XL)
Audrey Kerchner’s cowl looks the same on both sides so you can twist and wrap however you want.
Stripes of hand-painted multi-color yarn brighten Helene Rush’s striped cardigan with peplum. 35(39,43,48,52)”
Colored Diamond Cowl
Audrey Kerchner’s cowl is an easy color change pattern. NO stranding or fair isle color working required.
Bella Vita Cardigan
An asymmetric hem adds edge to Cristina T. Ghirlanda’s lightweight oversized cardigan that is worked in one piece from the bottom up.
Multi-color yarn gives this knitted shell a natural look. It is knitted flat and shaped with short rows that makes the knitting fall into a natural spiral.
Terry 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, intheloopknitting.com. 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!