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Color Choice in Knitting Makes a Difference: A Guest Post by Designer Debbie Trainor

Hi, I'm Debbie, the designer of the dishcloth dress knitting patterns.  Jen has posted on my blog Knitting and Sewing My Way Through Life and I'm here as a guest on the Leisure Arts blog.  Today, I'd like to share a variation on the Company's Coming Dishcloth Dress pattern.

The pattern calls for a solid color yarn and a variegated yarn.  This is the same pattern using a solid color yarn as the base (cream colored) in place of the variegated and three additional colors in place of the solid.  To create this and use some of those leftovers from your stash, use a solid color in place of the variegated and each time that the pattern calls for the solid green, knit the two rows with one of your favorite colors.  The colors featured here are some of my favorites and are featured on the cover of the Knit Dishcloth Dresses pattern book in the Happy Day #1 dress.

Just so that you can get a good look at the different effect, here's Company's Coming in a variegated and a solid pink.

Don't forget to try these patterns in holiday colors, too.  These make great gifts.

One more tip: some knitters don't care to crochet the hanger.  Here's an example of one that is knit.  When you get to the last stitch on the shoulder, just cast on eleven more stitches, attach to the other shoulder and then cast off back to the beginning.

Have fun with your favorite colors and be sure to share pictures of your projects.  If you're a Ravelry member, consider joining the Knit a Dress Dishcloth Group and add your projects to Ravelry.

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