Inspired by music and the spirit of adventurous knitting, I’m proud to present the Legato Dishcloth! It’s a bright, bold, and lively addition to any dishcloth collection, knit in our lovely CotLin yarn. It’s not as complicated as it looks, as it uses the clever technique of two-color slip-stitch knitting, which is a new skill for me. I found an eye-catching pattern in A Second Treasury of Knitting and decided to go for it. After a few false starts, I got the hang of the pattern. Surprisingly, it was quite rhythmic with so many repeating elements and reminded me of my days of piano lessons and playing trombone in my high school band. In my imagination, the square boxes are like a chorus, and the striped lines in between are the bridge that connects them. So I named this dishcloth Legato, after the musical instruction to connect the notes fluidly together while playing.
The slip-stitch pattern does require a circular needle, as you’ll have to slip the work to the other end occasionally, but it’s quite easy and the two colors help you keep track of the rows. And with this method, there are only four ends to weave in, a definite plus in my eyes. For the best effect, I recommend using high-contrast colors that are very light and very dark, like Flamingo and Surf. So click on over to download and make some beautiful music with Legato!