Exploring Color Knitting: 7 Free Patterns Using Intarsia, Stranded Knitting, and Fair Isle Knitting Techniques
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There are many ways to add color to your knitting, from using multicolored yarn to a variety of multi-stranded techniques. Multicolored yarn and knitting stripes are wonderful techniques to begin with, but if you are ready to take color to the next level, you've come to the right place.

With this free collection we'll help you explore a few of our favorite stranded knitting and color knitting techniques with a variety of patterns. The tradition of stranded knitting (meaning carrying two or more colors as you work across the row) has its beginnings in the Middle East, from there traveling throughout Europe to become what we recognize today as Fair Isle knitting. Four of our free projects explore knitting Fair Isle, including designs for a vest, sweater, mitts, and bag. But our color knitting explorations don't end there! In this collection we will also look at a simple mitered technique and intarsia knitting, the perfect technique for adding more complex designs to your projects. Give one of the most exciting, challenging, and enjoyable techniques in knitting a try, download all seven free patterns to cast on today!

Begin exploring color knitting when you download your collection of 7 free patterns using intarsia, stranded knitting, and Fair Isle knitting techniques!

Check out our variety of patterns, including colorwork patterns for a vest, cardigan, bag, and more.

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There is nothing like adding a pop of color or design to a hand knitted project to make it extra special. From knitting Fair Isle patterns to intarsia knit designs, knitting in color has more options than ever. To celebrate the variety of color knitting patterns available, we've gathered seven colorful free patterns for you to try.

Begin with the "Ivy League Vest," a true stunner with extra-deep armholes and V-neck shaping for a Fair Isle knitting pattern that creates a comfortably close fit. "Tomato" is an intarsia-based design worked in soft cotton and a tighter gauge for incredible drape and wearability. Our next pattern, the "Modern Quilt Wrap," uses the mitered-square method of color knitting, and is as effortless as working in stripes.

The "Freyja Hat and Pullover" uses five yarn colors that shift and blend from stitch to stitch to create a fun zigzag pattern. The colorful "White Witch Mitts" will help keep the chill away with luscious alpaca yarn in seasonal colors. Looking for a colorful accessory? The "Ebony Jewel-Wing Hat and Purse" is knit in the round with a folded hem and is an incredibly versatile color knitting pattern. Finally, make a fun little box for holding your needles, pens, and more with this simple intarsia knitting design. Whether you make one or all seven of these colorful knits, you are sure to enjoy knitting in color! Download your collection of intarsia knitting, stranded knitting, and Fair Isle patterns today.


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Be inspired to knit up this stunning Fair Isle sweater plus other colorful designs.

Free Fair Isle Knitting Patterns: Ivy League Vest Free Fair Isle Knitting Patterns

Ivy League Vest by Eunny Jang

In this Fair Isle vest, Eunny combined a traditional Fair Isle knit border and peerie patterns with a body-conscious silhouette. Extra-deep armholes and V-neck shaping create a comfortably close fit in this stunning design. Master the art of Fair Isle knitting with the help of this striking pattern.


Free Fair Isle Knitting Patterns: Freyja Sweater and Hat

Free Fair Isle Knitting Patterns

Freyja Sweater and Hat by Courtney Kelley

This Fair Isle knit is a simplified version of a bohus yoke sweater. The knit-and-purl colorwork knitting uses five yarn colors that shift and blend from stitch to stitch. The zigzag pattern builds into shaping in both the crown of the hat and the pullover's circular yoke. Use this simple pattern for knitting Fair Isle colorwork to get better acquainted with using Fair Isle knitting charts as well.


Free Fair Isle Knitting Patterns: White Witch Mitts

Free Fair Isle Knitting Patterns

White Witch Mitts by Laura Rintala

An intermediate pattern for knitting Fair Isle colorwork, these mitts were inspired by Laura's third experience with the 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. Explore wintry motifs and Fair Isle knitting charts with this beautiful pattern.


Free Fair Isle Knitting Patterns: Ebony Jewelwing Bag

Free Fair Isle Knitting Patterns

Ebony Jewelwing Bag by Mary Scott Huff

Almost every time she knits a hat, Mary Scott Huff imagines what it would look like as a purse. Thankfully, hat and purse constructions are nearly the same, with the main change being the seams and shaping are reversed from the top to bottom. In this colorwork knitting pattern, she also reverses the usual color trend, using a solid motif on a colored background. This Fair Isle knit is worked in the round with a folded hem, and is equally as versatile as impressive. Also learn how to follow Fair Isle knitting charts when you explore this unique pattern.


Free Intarsia Knitting Patterns:

Free Intarsia Knitting Patterns

Tomato by Wendy Bernard

As comfy as a bowl of tomato soup but exponentially more exquisite, this intarsia knitting pattern is both fun and functional. The sweater is knitted in a soft cotton but at a tighter gauge to improve the drape and wearability. It's designed to be close fitting, with waist shaping and a seriously flattering deep scoopy neck. For a little spice, this intarsia knit includes a simplified herringbone pattern design.


Free Intarsia Knitting Patterns: Intarsia Box

Free Intarsia Knitting Patterns

Intarsia Box by Vicki Square

The super easy design is the perfect intarsia knitting pattern to help you begin exploring this technique. With an easy-to-read intarsia colorwork knitting chart, even beginning knitters can be successful knitting intarsia. Grab your needles and yarn colors and start practicing your intarsia knitting skills with this fun little box.


Free Mitered Color Knitting Patterns: Modern Quilt Wrap

Free Mitered Color Knitting Patterns

Modern Quilt Wrap by Mags Kandis

This comforting wrap is very loosely based on the traditional Log Cabin quilt block, and is worked as an oversized scarf square by square. The easy and satisfying technique of mitered color knitting is generally used for striping, but in this stranded knitting design makes squares instead. And because this project is worked one color at a time, it's perfect for playing with a variety of yarn colors and combinations.


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Enjoy colorwork knitting patterns for a vest, sweater, mitts, bag, box, and scarf, all when you download your free eBook!

Begin exploring color knitting when you download your collection of 7 free patterns using intarsia, stranded knitting, and Fair Isle knitting techniques!

Exploring Color Knitting: Free Patterns Using Intarsia, Stranded Knitting, and Fair Isle Knitting Techniques

  Yes I want My 7 Free Color Knitting Patterns!