Color knitting is one
of the most exciting and challenging techniques in knitting. Whether it's Fair Isle, intarsia, or simple stripes, knitting with color is so much fun. We've gathered seven of our favorite color knitting patterns in one free eBook for you: Exploring Color Knitting: 7 FREE Patterns Using Intarsia, Stranded Knitting, and Fair Isle Knitting Techniques.
|1. Ivy League Vest; 2. Tomato; 3. Frejya Hat and Pullover; 4. Modern Quilt Wrap; 5. Narnia White Witch Mitts;
6. Ebony Jewel-Wing Hat and Purse; 7. Intarsia Box
The Ivy League Vest by Eunny Jang:
Extra-deep armholes and V-neck shaping
create a comfortably close fit in this Fair Isle knitting pattern. Four neutrals and two
shades of blue look more complex when used with each other in different
combinations. Mostly light ribbing at neck, armholes, and hem picks up just a
hint of the body colors.
Tomato by Wendy Bernard:
Featured in No Sheep for You
(Interweave, 2007), this sweater is knitted in a soft cotton worked at a tighter gauge
to improve the drape and wearability. It's designed to be close fitting, with
waist shaping and a seriously flattering scoop neck. And for a little spice,
designer Wendy Bernard has knitted in a simplified herringbone stranded-knitting pattern.
Hat and Pullover by Courtney Kelley:
knit-and-purl colorwork of the Bohus Stickning Cooperative inspired the
Hat and Pullover. Five colors shift and blend from stitch to stitch in a
haloed yarn blended from camel, alpaca, silk, and cashmere. A zigzag
builds into shaping in both the crown of the hat and the pullover's
Fair Isle yoke.Modern Quilt Wrap by Mags Kandis:
Very loosely based on the traditional
Log Cabin quilt block, Mags Kandis worked this wrap/oversized scarf square by
square and satisfyingly mitered-square method of color knitting. This is as
effortless as working in stripes, but the results are far more impressive.
Narnia White Witch Mitts by Laura Rintala:
These Fair Isle colorwork mitts were
inspired by Laura's third Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
These mittens aren't directly related to the White Witch herself, but instead
respond to the need to protect oneself from her icy touch—Laura sees them as a
wearable talisman or medicine shield against the coldness of evil.
Ebony Jewel-Wing Hat and Purse by Mary Scott Huff:
colorful Fair Isle knitting pattern is knit in the round with a folded hem. Its versatility is
impressive: It can be made into a hat or a little purse, and it's darling either way.
Intarsia Box by Vicki Square:
Practice your intarsia skills with this
fun little box. You can use it to hold pens and pencils, knitting needles or
crochet hooks, or a cheerful bouquet of daisies.
Have a wonderful time filling your knitting with color!