Something I really haven’t done much of in my own knitwear designing is colourwork. I like to keep things simple and contained while I knit so I have never really been attracted to working with multiple colours of yarn all at once. I might just be changing my mind this week, though, as I am admiring some beautiful and still simple multi-coloured new knitting patterns.
- Martina Behm combines a softly variegated brown and a solid red in her beautiful shawl called Match & Move. It’s a large triangular shaped shawl done in Wollmeise Pure, a fingering weight yarn.
- Thorne by Laura Aylor is a multi-coloured cowl pattern written for a gradient set of 5 colours. The colour pattern is gorgeous.
- Justyna Lorkowska has a shawl pattern in the May issue of Knit Now magazine. Bowsprit is done in the summery combination of red, white, and blue. It’s another large triangular shape which is perfect for wrapping around the shoulders on a cool evening.
- The Wonderland Tank by Nicole Montgomery has a small amount of easy colourwork that uses mini skeins for the secondary colours. Very pretty!
- Havasu Falls by Allison LoCicero is a beautiful shawl that doesn’t exactly fit in the colourwork category. However, knit in an ombre or gradient yarn there is certainly a beautiful colour changing effect that works beautifully in this pattern.
Let’s put some colour into our knitting, shall we?
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