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Multi-colored Yarn Free Knitting Patterns

by | Jan 11, 2015 | Featured, Multi-Colored Yarn, Yarn Specific

Free Knitting Patterns for Multi-Colored Yarn at

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.

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Sea-Foam Scarf

Joan Janes used garter stitch, yarnovers and dropped stitches to create an exquisite design that is easy to knit.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 shawl free knitting pattern

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.

Free Knitting Patterns

No Fuss Shade Shawl

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

Pieces of Eight Mitts

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

Get the free knitting pattern


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

Worsted Weight Multi-Colored Yarn

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