Stripes are always on-trend. But sometimes they’re invisible, sometimes they’re colorful, and sometimes they’re full of texture. But today we’re sharing knits that feature narrow stripes made with contrasting colors. The classic pairing yields big rewards no matter if they’re on a shawl, sweater or socks. Cast on any of these with a never-fail black and white combo or choose your favorite sports team colors. Either way, enjoy the process of repetitive color changes as you work through one of these eye-catching projects.

Everyday Attitude by Susanne Sommer

This top down sweater features mesmerizing horizontal stripes and a comfy relaxed fit. The classic top is given an elevated look with unusual construction and the chevron seam created on each sleeve. Use two contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn to make this top in one of nine sizes.

Fireside Socks by Nicole Winer

Thin stripes wrap around this sock from cuff to toe creating a pair of socks that will make you smile. Work from the top down with two colors of fingering weight yarn to make one of three sizes.

Candyline by Ririko

This top down sweater shows off narrow, horizontal stripes around its yoke. Use two contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn to work this top with positive ease in one of 11 sizes.

Clove Shawl by Jesse Molzan

From Knit One Crochet Too, Clove Shawl features thin vertical lines broken up small lace sections. Choose two contrasting colors of sport weight yarn – you’ll need 328 yards of each – to knit this satisfyingly repetitive shawl that you’ll love to wear.