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.
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.
Stripes and Short Rows Scarf
Colorful boomerang shaped scarf made by using variegated yarn and short row shaping.
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″.
Linen stitch gives this design by Kristen Kapur a woven fabric look.
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.
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)
Audrey Kerchner’s cowl looks the same on both sides so you can twist and wrap however you want.
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!