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« on: December 12, 2006 11:21:15 AM »

I took advantage of Joann's sale on CM to buy some and it arrived, only the color is not what I thought it would be. I chose dark Olive and boy is it dark! It's kind of a brownish green and I'm wanting a Moss Green type color. The Bernat Softee Chunky in med Sea Green is more like the color I want (though on my monitor it doesn't really look like it does in the store). http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=softeechunky&SPP=999&PHPSESSID=2cfd98e058276b06d48bee135cc44ad7 I'm wondering what Paton's color comes closest to that. The Sage green looks sorta light, and the Bottle green much too dark, and I want something in the middle. I thought maybe someone might know. The CM colors at Joann are here - http://joann.com/catalog.jhtml;$sessionid$PFFP0PQAAA4HCP4SY5NBIHR50LD3OEPO?CATID=88320&PRODID=85778

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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006 04:44:21 AM »

Unfortunately PCM doesn't come in a color similar to the Bernat green you are looking for.  The Paton's color chart shown here is very accurate, at least on my monitor.

Good luck on your quest for the perfect green!
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006 06:58:10 AM »

Thanks, I also got another reply that the Sage is too light. Someone else suggested the Leaf green, but it looks too yellow as well as light. I thinks I'm going to return this order and get the Bernat. At least I've seen it and like the color. Maybe I'll figure out another color for the Patons next sale.

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006 07:07:17 AM »

It's very hard to say when looking at a moniter.
The colors that look very accurate on Calysa's moniter...look extremely washed out on my moniter, when compared to the real stuff I'm knitting with now.
I am sitting here now and knitting with 5 of the colors...none look right.

Edit: I used the color chart that Calysa linked to to calibrate my moniter. Thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006 08:41:31 AM »

Edit: I used the color chart that Calysa linked to to calibrate my moniter. Thanks.

That was a GREAT idea!  Two thumbs up for your creativity!
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2006 06:08:36 AM »

Heehee...One has to resourceful in the face of clulessness. Smiley
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