Knitting patterns for hats, scarves, sweaters, blankets, and other projects knit with 2 different yarns held together to create an colorful pattern. Many of the patterns are free.
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Marl Stripe Super Scarf
This scarf gets its tweedy look from marling, holding 2 strands of yarn together. Knit in a 2 row repeat brioche stitch. Designed for 5 colors it's great for stashbusting. Extra long lenght: Approx 11" x 116" [28 x 295 cm], excluding fringe. Designed by Patons. Worsted weight yarn.
Sunshine Day Baby Throw
Worked in stockinette stitch with 2 strands of yarn held together for marled colors. Changing colors held together creates a blended stripe effect. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Great for stashbusting. You might want to add a garter stitch border and edge to prevent curling. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. 2 strands of Aran yarn held together for Super bulky weight.
Scrappy Marl Hat
Great for mini skeins or stashbusting, this hat created with marling - holding 2 strands of different yarn together. Designed by Beata Jezek for Hedgehog Fibres. Fingering weight yarn.
Lemon Squeezy Stroller Blanket
Easy reversible baby blanket is worked in one piece in Garter stitch with marled color block stripes. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Ann Klimpert for Lion Brand. Aran weight yarn. Great for mini skeins or stash busting.
Simple modular poncho style wrap knit with 2 strands of different colors held together for a marled effect. Perfect stash buster. Designed by Beata Jezek for Hedgehog Fibres. Fingering weight yarn.
Deep V-Neck Pullover
Tunic length pullover sweater with marled stockineete designed for 7 different colorways so it's great for mini skeins or stashbusting. Sizes XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X). Designed by Teresa Chorzepa for Lion Brand. DK weight yarn - 2 strands held together.
Flying Fringe Scarf
This colorful scarf is knit in garter stitch on the bias with 2 strands of different color yarn held together to create a marled effect. Designed for mini skeins, you could easily used stash and scrap yarn instead. And no weaving in ends – they become part of the fringe! Designed by Beata Jezek for Hedgehog Fibres. Rated very easy by Ravelrers.
More Free Patterns
Le Pouf Sweater
Simple top down stockinette cropped pullover sweater with a faded marl look designed for at least 5 different colorways so it's great for mini skeins or stashbusting. Sizes XS to 5X. Designed by Beata Jezek for Hedgehog Fibres. Fingering weight yarn - 2 strands held together.
Easy Relaxed Marled Cardigan
Knit flat in one rectangle and then folded and seamed to create a cozy cocoon sweater. Beginner friendly. Designed by Jessica from Mama in a Stitch. 2 sizes. Quick knit with two strands of chunky yarn held together.
Great for stash sock yarn, this colorful hat is knit by randomizing traditional stranded colorwork and marling using 4 different colorways of variegated fingering yarn. Uses just 30g/100m of each of the four colors. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Beata Jezek for Hedgehog Fibres
The Big Marl Afghan
Blanket is marled and knit holding mutliple strands of different weights of yarn together diagonally in garter stitch and edged in I-cord. Perfect for using up stash yarn! The example was knit using the following combinations: 1 strand each of Aran, DK and Fingering weights, 2 strands DK weight and 2 strands of Fingering weight, and 3 strands DK weight. Designed by Beata Jezek for Hedgehog Fibres.
Snazzy Crutch Covers
Boost the mood of someone who is using crutches with this quick project that's perfect for scrap yarn. Marled brioche rib stitch creates great color and texture, with enough stretch to fit over the crutches. The garter stitch at the top of the covers provides a nice bit of cushion for the underarms. Great stashbuster since it uses 73 - 146 yards (67 - 134 m) of bulky yarn. Use worsted weight yarn (2 strands held together) for a marled effect. Designed by Nicole Peters.
Baw Baw Sweater
Long sleeved tunic length pullover with a flattering flared body. Knit seamlessly from the top down in all knit stitches. Designed to be knit with 2 strands of sock yarn held together it's perfect for stashbusting. But it could also be adapted to one strand of worsted weight. Designed by Sandra Levey
2 Hours Or Less Scarf
Easy fringed scarf knit with 3 strands of different color yarn knit together for marled look. Great for a quick gift! Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Lion Brand. Aran weight yarn.
Espace Tricot’s top achieves its color gradient by knitting with double strands of yarn and then switching colors as you go. Sizes 33.5, 35.75, 38, 40, 42, 46.25, 50.5
Patterns for Purchase
White Noise Shawl
Asymmetric triangle shawl knit on the bias with a graphic design of marled rectangles. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Pam Sluter
This cocoon style cardigan features offset stripe motif and marled color scheme created by holding two strands together. Knit flat in two pieces and seamed. 4 sizes. Designed by Alexis Winslow