Plaid Knitting Patterns – Knitting


When I was in high school, I had a red and black plaid wool sweater. It was itchy, but it was super warm and I loved it and some day I will knit a version with nice wool so that I can wear it without a long-sleeved shirt underneath.

Plaid has been popular in knitting, crochet, and design in general recently, but I think checks are classic for fall and winter, as well as being fun to knit. Check out these knit plaid patterns from Etsy.

M by M Knitwear has a pretty hat and cowl knitting pattern in just that red and black checked plaid I remember, with a little bit of tweedy winter white thrown in too. The hat is sized from toddler to adult and both pieces us bulky yarn.

If you’re not a hat person, maybe a plaid knit ear warmer is a better choice for you. This one is from Little Totz Designs and is shown in a couple of different color options, though you don’t have to stick with tradition on any of these. This one uses worsted weight yarn.

Speaking of non-traditional colors, check out the Apple Pie hat from Patterneery. It uses bulky yarn in more muted colors and offers instructions for knitting flat or in the round.

Knifty Knittings’ plaid knit wrap is a pattern I think I may have shared before, but it’s worth bringing up again. This one is shown in lighter colors than you often see in traditional plaid, but of course you can use whatever you like. It’s mostly worked in blocks with surface crochet to give it the plaid look, so it’s an easier project than it looks, too.

Part of the fun of Etsy is that you can also find vintage knitting patterns, so I could not resist sharing these patterns for a knit halter top and plaid skirt straight out of 1977 and a classic knit plaid afghan perfect for throwing on the back of the couch in your den.



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