Colormatic – Part 3



With its larger scale, Section 2 was a nice contrast to Section 1.  The continued use of Color A provided a nice transition to this contrasting pattern.  Successful pattern mixing is achieved by combining a limited number of patterns and colors into a cohesive fabric.  Colormatic follows these principles by continuing Section 3 in the Zigzag pattern but in a different color combination.  You will be amazed at the gorgeous transition that is achieved with a simple swap of colors.

Continue Section 3 with the same chart used in Part Two except substitute Color C for the Main Color (MC) and Color D for the Contrasting Color (CC).  The only difference is that Section 3 is ended with Round 11 to set the stage for Section 4.  For your convenience I have posted the chart again and also updated the row instructions to reflect the new colors.

Can’t wait to finish Colormatic with you next week!

Happy knitting,


Part Three

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Using Color C for MC and Color D for CC, continue with larger needles and work Zigzag Pattern until section measures 6 (16)” ending after Round 11.



Zigzag Pattern

Round 1.  Using Color D – *k1, sl3, k3, sl3, k2; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 2.  Same as Round 1.

Round 3.  Using Color C – *k6, sl1, k3, sl1, k1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 4.  Same as Round 3.

Round 5.  Using Color D – *sl1, k3, sl2, k2, sl1, k2, sl1; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 6.  Same as Round 5.

Round 7.  Using Color C – *k1, sl1, k1, sl1, k3, sl1, k1, sl1, k2; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 8.  Same as Round 7.

Round 9.  Using Color D – *k2, sl1, k2, sl2, k3, sl2; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 10.  Same as Round 9.

Round 11.  Using Color C – *sl,1, k3, sl1, k7; repeat from * to end of round.

Round 12.  Same as Round 11.


Work above rounds until piece measures desired length ending after Round 11.


See you October 24th to finish the cowl!

7 thoughts on “Colormatic – Part 3

  1. just starting part 3. So row one when I knit the first stitch I am using color D, but then when I slip the next 3 stitches I am actually slipping color A (for the first row only), is that correct?

    BTW I am really enjoying how these colors and patterns blend! I think you are a knitting genius!

  2. I’m w Wanda – great idea to switch out the colours but keep the same stitch pattern going – neat!! 😀

  3. What a great idea to switch color but keep the pattern design! Thanks for your enthusiasm and innovation, Michelle. The studio knitters at Graywood Designs are enjoying this project. We meet on occasional Wednesdays to knit and eat healthy. Soup and salad usually and vegetarian, to boot. Great group and great to be knitting.

    Wanda Eichler

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