Marly Bird’s Most Colorful Knit Patterns

Are you itching to create a really colorful project with your needles? If so, then you’ll probably find what you’re looking for in this roundup of all of my most colorful knit patterns. Some of these use particular knit colorwork techniques. In others, the yarn does all of the work for you. Either way, you end up with a project that pops!

most colorful knit patterns by Marly Bird

Capricious Temperature Knit Scarf Pattern (Fall/Winter 2022 SAL)

temperature knit scarf pattern

Temperature projects are great for working with a lot of color. For Fall/Winter 2022 we’re doing a seasonal temperature project make-along. Mine is this Capricious Temperature Knit Scarf! Learn more about the SAL here.

Marly Bird’s Most Colorful Knit Patterns: Accessories

I really like to use color for accessories, because then you can quickly brighten up anything you might wear. Here are some of my other colorful knit accessories patterns:

Baja Candy Crushed Cowl, Hat, and Mittens Knit Pattern Set

colorful knit cowl, hat and mittens pattern set

Use your knitting skills to make the matching hat and mittens. Then, use your leftover yarn to make this colorful matching knit cowl!

Afternoon Delight Knit Hat and Cowl Set

afternoon delight quickies knitting patterns for colorful hat and cowl

These work up quickly using up lots of yarn colors in your stash.

All The Hype Striped Knit Cowl Pattern

striped knit cowl pattern

This is a stashbusting project for using up all of your leftover yarn colors. It incorporates the Latvian Braid detail for texture and flair.

Tanglewood Knit Scarf Pattern

colorful knit scarf pattern

Cozy colorful tweedy scrapbusting knit scarf pattern

Entrelac Knit Cowl Free Pattern

knit entrelac cowl pattern

Use Unforgettable yarn with entrelac knitting to create this amazing accessory.

Felted Knit Messenger Bag Pattern

felted knit messenger bag pattern

Take colorful knits to the next level when you felt (or full) the item to blur the colors a bit.

Game Changer Knit Cowl

game changer knit cowl pattern

Combine five yarn colors in different combinations as you knit with different stitches in this terrific colorful cowl pattern. Similarly, but different, check out the Game Day 2020 Knitting Pattern.

Roulette Chic Cowl Free Knit Pattern

colorful chic cowl free knit pattern

Use a diamond stitch pattern knit in the round with six colors to create this eye-catching cowl.

Super Simple Knit Rib and Lace Scarf and Cowl Pattern

super simple rib and lace knit scarf cowl pattern

Let the yarn do all of the work for you to create the colorful effect of this design that can be worn either as a scarf or as a cowl.

Absolute Beginner Chunky Knit Hat Pattern

colorful beginner knit hat pattern

The yarn does all of the colorwork here as well. And this pattern is designed for total beginner knitters!

Crazy Stripes Knit Shawl Pattern

mosaic knit shawl pattern

Use five different yarn colors working with mosaic knitting to create intriguing textures and patterns.

Sea Glass Shawlette Knit Pattern

beginner knit shawl pattern

This is a beginner-level garter stitch knitting pattern where the color comes from the yarn that you work with.

More of My Most Colorful Knit Patterns

Mostly I’ve used color like this in accessories, but check out the poncho and the Christmas stocking below, too:

Northern Lights Poncho Knit Pattern

colorful knit poncho pattern

Use two shades of self-striping yarn to create this poncho inspired by the shifting lights of the aurora borealis. 

Love Light Gleams Knit Stocking Pattern

knit stocking pattern

Knit a colorful stocking to hang over the mantle or gift to someone this holiday season.

camp colorwork knitting and crochet online workshop

If what you love about knitting isn’t just working with lots of colors but actually incorporating different colorwork techniques, then come learn all that there is to learn in the Camp Colorwork Online Workshop.

More You Might Like:

If you love working with the most colorful knitting patterns, then you might also want to check out these posts:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

Meet Marly


Netflix & Chill

Simple projects for when you want to relax and zone out


Social Butterfly

Frustration-free projects that you can easily work on in public areas


Smooth Jazz

Projects that require a bit more intense focus (but music is nice!)


Shhh Be Quiet!

Advanced projects requiring deep focus (but a big payoff, too!)