I've continued to play around with Abigail's 4-Corners Dishcloth pattern. In the photo at left are some simple stripe patterns in solid colored cottons. As you can see, the gifts I'm making for weddings this month are in the brown/turquoise color scheme. It's a fun and stylish combination, and even if it isn't quite the newlyweds intended kitchen decorating scheme, they're 'warshrags' for heaven's sake, they're meant to be used up!
The stripes are so much fun to play with, just carry the yarn along the edge of the cloth and wrap yarns neatly on alternate rows to keep things tidy.
Stripes are wonderful, but there are other design possibilities to be explored with this pattern.
Simply change color for each quadrant and you have a 4-patch square (see photo left). Further, change color after decreasing and before increasing and you get contrasting triangles. Combine the two for different quilty results (see photo right).
What's next, you may ask? Why, all sorts of Gee's Bend-inspired dishcloths, of course. This could take a while.