Even before I officially learned how to knit, I was always fascinated with the way some articles of clothing used many different colors to create wonderfully unique designs. Simple hats were transformed into trendy little accessories I didn’t mind wearing, and sweaters became something akin to an art canvas with the most beautiful designs. Now that I can knit things for myself, it’s been fun making knit scarf patterns and knit hat patterns even more personal by incorporating all of my favorite colors. Luckily for me, I don’t have to be an old pro to cast on a project that uses more than one color. There are plenty of beginner knitting patterns that teach the use of two colors to create quite the beautiful knit.
It isn’t smooth sailing forever, though. As you progress in skill, the colorwork knitting patterns tend to become increasingly difficult. However, with time and lots of practice, those difficult patterns often yield some of the most gorgeous knits. Below, I have picked out a few site favorites when it comes to colorworking. There’s guaranteed to be something here for every knitter no matter what the skill level. All you need is an open mind, your handy dandy needles, and your favorite yarn.
Now, are you ready to spice up your life with a little colorwork knitting?
Easy Breezy Colorwork Knitting
So, you’re new to the colorwork knitting game? There’s no need to worry! Cast on any one of these easy knitting patterns to get your first taste of the wonderful world of color. Once you get the basics down, you’ll be on your way to bigger and better things. It won’t be long now until you’re knitting up your very own Fair Isle sweaters for the holidays.
- Beginner’s Fair Isle Scarf
- North Star Hat
- Candy Shoppe Hat
- Pretty in Polka Dot Cowl
- Shaker Rib Cowl
- The Heartskull Hat
- Missoni-Inspired Beanie
Other Wonderfully Winter Colorwork Knitting
Here are some patterned knits you’re sure to be proud of as soon as you bind off. If you’re ready to kick things up a notch when it comes to your colorwork knitting designs, we’ve got just the patterns for you. These intermediate knitting patterns are perfect for those chilly winter days to come. Cast these beautiful knits on today to have them just in time for the next season shift.
- Dog Days Mittens
- Checkered Hat
- Heartwarming Scarf
- Colorful Chevron Cowl
- Mad Men Mittens
- K1. P1. Hat
- Ice Cream Sundae Hat
- Seed Stitch Aztec Cowl
- Christmas in the Country Cowl
- 4 Simple Colorwork Hats
Fair Isle Knit Sweater Patterns
What kind of colorwork knitting patterns roundup would this be if we didn’t have a section dedicated to the gorgeous Fair Isle look? Fair Isle knitting (also known as “stranded knitting”) is famous for its geometric look and festive appeal. What makes this seemingly difficult technique so amazing is that is often requires nothing more than the basic knit stitch to complete. In order to conquer the coveted Fair Isle knitting technique, however, you must have plenty of time and even more patience to get it just right. Now, I’ve got just one question for you: Are you up for a fun little knitting challenge?
- Soft Snowflake Sweater
- Cozy Fair Isle Sweater
- Men’s Nordic Cardigan
- Festive Snowflake Sweater
- Frosty Fair Isle Ski Sweater
- Traditional Fair Isle Yoke Pullover
- Modern Icelandic Sweater
- Fashionable Fair Isle Sweater
How often do you incorporate colorwork into your knitting?