Beautiful Projects - Self-striping yarn

Beautiful Projects - Self-striping yarn

I'm sure lots of knitters would agree that a pair of plain socks, knitted simply in self-striping yarn are a wonderful thing. Some of my favourite self-striping projects though, are the ones where knitters use them in combination with other solid yarns, or make use of stitch patterns or different fabric directions to break up the stripes. Here are a few examples to inspire you, while I fight the urge to knit lots of Otto bears and arrange them in the tree outside my window...

Little Birds is one of my favourite patterns for browsing different projects, there are some truly wonderful versions and modifications! I love this one, knitted by vivaglam.

I don't think I can explain how much I love these little Otto bears, made by Kephren of Kephren Knitting Studio. Such a wonderful use of self-striping yarn, these were made with Noro Kureyon Sock.

The Garter Stitch Mitts pattern is a perfect one for striping, or handspun yarn. Because of the direction the fabric is knitted, you could easily end up with a hidden colour on the palm, an idea that really pleases me for some reason! This lovely pair were knitted by strilla.

Tiny Shoes are such a quick, satisfying project, and perfect for stripes. This sweet green pair with a peek of orange were made by gingiemay.

I think feather and fan is one of the most perfect lace stitch patterns for striping yarn, breaking up the straight stripes into lovely waves. This gorgeous wee Liesl really shows this off, and was made by MinSedai

Pezdiva used a striping yarn for her Tiny Shoes project, and I love how the stripes don't match, but they're clearly a pair. Such a sweet idea for a hand knitted baby gift!

Beautiful Projects - Home-dyed

Beautiful Projects - Home-dyed