Knitting Yarn is Mad for Plaid Knitting Patterns
This week I’ve gone plaid crazy. No, I’m not feeling a bit of my Scottish heritage. I just think that the intersection of multiple colors and use of bold hues make for some seriously interesting knitting patterns. And it may also be because I found a beautiful but random selection of knitting yarn on sale at my local knitting shop and scooped it all up, and I’m trying to find a knitting pattern to use it all in.
Either way, I had a blast hunting for plaid knitting patterns. Here are a few of my favorites. Which one do you think I should try?
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In case the entire post I recently dedicated to flattering knit dresses didn’t tip you off, I’ve got a think for fashion forward knits. This strapless plaid dress knitting pattern from Kate Williams is definitely a show stopper. It’s also definitely a fresh, young knitting pattern, with wonderful selections of knitting yarn, even though it appeared in Vogue Knitting in December 2005. This knitting pattern from Kate Williams will run you $5, and my mind is running amuck with possible color knitting yarn color combinations. Any ideas?
Photo Credit: Betsy Farquhar
Feeling a bit more demure about your plaid madness? Well, I’m not but this plaid knitting pattern for a cowl from Betsy Farquhar is absolutely lovely. It’s sure to keep you toasty as winter goes on and on, and it’s a great way to show off your tartan without dedicating your whole body to it. How tasteful.
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Feet deserve a bit o’ plaid, too. This knitting pattern for plaid socks comes from Karen Wohlen and has a lot of potential. While the base doesn’t look too challenging, I wonder if this sock knitting pattern would put poor Becca to sleep as a knit-a-long?
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This Highland Fling Plaid Jacket knitting pattern from Nicky Epstein is simply inspirational. I especially love the smart waist shaping seen here from that chunky belt. Knit on a 9, this pattern comes in small, medium or large and shouldn’t be too difficult to adjust for your own size. As for the knitting yarn colors, I wouldn’t change a thing. The pink stripes make this look for me.
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Plaid bag anyone? Alright, I’ll admit this looks a bit 90’s, but a trendy set of spring or fall knitting yarn colors could breathe new life into the Macduff purse knitting pattern from Judy Furlong.
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And, for the furry love in your life, this Burberry-inspired dog sweater knitting pattern was just too cute to leave out of this post. Now if only it didn’t take forever to knit a sweater for my gigantic pooch. This Barkberry Dog Sweater knitting pattern is courtesy of My Savannah Cottage and can be found in their etsy shop.
Have a knitting pattern you’d like to gussy up with a bit of plaid? Try this free plaid knitting chart and let your imagination run wild. Thanks Sandra Jager!
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