What do YOU want to see!

I’m in the process of designing a summer accessories bag (hoping to get it published!) for carrying sunscreen, chapstick, sunglasses, etc.
I am planning on making a few different versions of it, each with a different pattern stitch. I bought 3 hanks of the yarn, planning to use it all on one bag, but it turns out I only need 1 hank per bag.
As a knitter, if a pattern has different versions, would you rather see those in different colors, or do you not care? Please help!! I can go back to the yarn store Monday if I need to get new colors!


IMHO if the pattern is “busy” I think I’d prefer it in one colour. If it is a plain bag, perhaps the colours would dress it up a bit, but I don’t think a tote bag needs to be more than one colour.

I like different colors, as well as all of one. Just depends on what the pattern is, how busy it is. I’ll be buying yarn for a Booga Bag soon (I keep promising myself) but if you post yours first, I’ll give it a try.

Do you need any testers?

If the pattern is going to have variations, I think that stitches and styling are more important than the color of the yarn. I would want to see variations in size for that type of bag - for instance, a woman going to the beach alone would need a smaller bag than a mother with young children. My kids are older, but I clearly recall that going anywhere with them when they were little was an expedition, replete with packing time and checklists. :slight_smile:

Different versions featured in the same color puts the [U]emphasis and[/U] [U]focus[/U] on the [U]differences in design[/U].

Different versions in different colors can confuse the eye. The eye won’t know what to assess…the colors or the pattern differences. It might make a conclusion that much harder.

The longer the eye has to look and look in order to reach a decision or preference, the more likely the brain will tire of it all, and make NO DECISION for now.

That can be a loss of a sale. Sometimes folks never come back to begin the process over again.