Color-Change Patterns

Nothing seems to fascinate knitters like the interplay of various colors. All but two patterns in this section rely on the slip-stitch method of color knitting. This means that you can get these results by carrying one color at a time. However, the “Fair Isle” Pattern and Houndstooth Check rely on stranded knitting that requires carrying two (or more) colors across the same row.

  • Simple Vertical Stripes
  • Simple Check Pattern
  • Two-Stitch Check
  • Four-Stitch Check
  • Elongated Check Pattern
  • Three-and-One Tweed
  • Maltese Cross
  • Corn on the Cob Stitch
  • Pin Stripe Pattern
  • Waffle Check
  • Pin Check
  • Tricolor Wave Stripes
  • Ripple Stripes
  • Dotted Ladder Pattern
  • Stripe and Spot Pattern
  • Tricolor Fabric Stitch
  • Double Tricolor Fabric Stitch
  • Honeycomb Tweed
  • Windowpane Stripes
  • Tricolor Stripe Pattern
  • Striped Check Pattern
  • Four-Color Fancy Pattern
  • Triangle Check
  • Semi-Woven Tweed
  • Woven Stripe Pattern
  • Three-Color Tweed
  • Bricks
  • Broken Plaid Pattern
  • Basket Stitch
  • Fancy Basket Pattern
  • Belted Stripes
  • Zigzag Checks
  • Staircase Pattern
  • Chain Stripes
  • Bubble Tweed
  • Star Tweed
  • Hexagon Pattern
  • Clouds and Mountains
  • Tweed Knot Stitch
  • Blister Check or Coin Stitch
  • Zebra Chevron
  • Two-Color Cable Rib
  • Yarn-Over Check
  • Shadow Box Pattern
  • Beaded Stripe Pattern
  • Striped Quilting Pattern
  • Royal Quilting
  • Criss Cross Pattern
  • Fancy Bricks
  • Tricolor Basket Plaid
  • Navajo Basket
  • Three-Color Basket Tweed
  • Motley Check
  • Three-and-One Check
  • Rippled Chevron
  • Gull Check
  • Triple Torch
  • Linked Stripe Pattern
  • Chickenwire Check
  • Eccentric Check
  • Elongated-Stitch Waves
  • Triple L Tweed
  • Dots and Dashes
  • Fretwork Pattern
  • Night-and-Day Stripe
  • Nordic Stripe Pattern
  • Embroidery Check Pattern
  • Tile Pattern
  • Dotted Block Pattern
  • Diagonal Stripe
  • Dotted Diamond Pattern
  • Cross-Color Stripe
  • Windows
  • Harlequin Pattern
  • Sanquar Check
  • Swiss Check
  • Houndstooth Check
  • “Fair Isle” Pattern