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JAZZ UP YOUR STYLE WITH BOLD COLORWORK

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

If you’ve ever been to a yarn festival, you certainly have witnessed how much knitters love colors. Combining them in unusual ways is part of the fun of crafting. I selected three colorful designs that will get your creativity flowing. The first and second are fresh off the oven, and the third has been on my wishlist for some time.



Videira by Maysa Tomikawa
© Laine Publishing

Videira is a stunning oversized cardigan by designer Maysa Tomikawa. It was recently published in La Bien Aimée’s highly expected book “Neons and Neutrals”. The cardigan has an innovative construction with a hood and pockets, which is enough to steal my heart.


The sample piece combines a neutral grey with bright green and purple. It was knitted with La Bien Aimée’s Merino Singles, Helix, and Mohair Silk, using one strand of each together.


The pattern is available in 7 sizes. The circumference of the body ranges from 47.5 to 79.5” (121 to 202) cm. The measurements may seem too big, but you should take into account 20 to 30 cm of positive ease.


Partner Pullover by Lydia Morrow
© Lydia Morrow

Lydia Morrow’s Partner Pullover isn’t only one pattern but a pack of patterns! It includes different shaping options and three easy colorwork patterns to choose from.


The sweater has long raglan sleeves that are knit in the same stranded knitting motif, and a crew neckline which you can finish with a folded collar or turtleneck. The sleeves are knit separately and later joined together with the body to work the yoke.


The sample pieces were knit with DK-weight 100% superwash merino yarn in bright colors. The pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up. It includes instructions for optional bust shaping and hip shaping, so you can choose the best fit for you. It is super size-inclusive, with 11 sizes to choose from, for busts measuring from 27 to 59” (67.5 to 147.5 cm).


Amalia Cardigan by Shinysuperhero
© shinysuperhero

Shinysuperhero is an expert in bright and colorful designs. Her Amalia Cardigan is a super unique top-down drop-shoulder cardigan. The pattern is worked in intarsia from the top down and has a V-neckline. The sleeves are picked up around the armhole, worked flat in intarsia, and seamed.


The sample piece was knit in a fingering-weight merino and nylon blend, holding two strands together. The designer combined soft tones with pops of neon yellow, but if you are not into loud colors, you could knit yours with different shades of the same hue.


It is available in 6 sizes, with a bust measurement range from 35.4 to 63” (90 to 160 cm).


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