As a sweater knitter, I tend to gravitate toward more semi-solid colors. There are so many amazing variegated skeins from indie dyers, though I’ve often found it hard to figure out what to make with them — you don’t want lace and cables to get lost, but you do want something that breaks up the colors a bit.
Here’s a list of patterns, including some from Indie Untangled designers, that were created with variegated yarns in mind, or that show them off very well. And please comment with your favorites!
Above, Hediye by Ysolda Teague, shown here in Magpie Fibers Swanky DK in Rhinestone Cowboy
Brickless, Endless Rainbow or almost any shawl by Martina Behm
Night’s Watch by Lara Smoot
Multnomah by Kate Ray
Wave by Kristen Finlay
Ingot by Lisa Mutch
Momijigari by Beth Kling
Turning Stone by Chrissy Prange
Brighton by Veronica Parsons
Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland
Botanic Hat by Stephen West
Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure
She’s Electric by Ann Weaver
On the Grass by Joji Locatelli