(I read about this idea on another blog, but I can't remember where and I'm too lazy to go searching for it.)
Variegated yarn is quick to catch my eye, but I am frequently frustrated with the knitted results. A while back, I purchased several balls (and cones!) of multicolored and variegated cotton, but have been lukewarm toward the baby bibs, burp rags, and dishcloths produced with it.
Enter the ballband warshrag.
Knitting the "mortar" with a contrasting solid does the trick!
(Please ignore the boo-boos in this project - wabi sabi!)