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Topic: Working with different dyelots? (Specifically: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece)  (Read 521 times)
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« on: September 05, 2007 08:29:56 AM »

Hey everybody -

I'm puzzling over a project I'm right in the middle of and I thought you guys might be able to help me out. I bought enough Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, about 5 months ago, to knit a striped t-shirt. The colors are black and a light pink. But now that I've finally gotten around to starting it, I'm just not feeling the stripes anymore. It looks fine, but I can't get excited about it. But, of course, I don't have enough of either color to use for a solid project (I've got my eye on Rusted Root, a little late to the party. Smiley ).

So I thought I could ask the place I ordered it from to see if they still had the same dyelots and then, if so, get enough more of each color to make two solid projects. But, I see that the black is out of stock right now, so I guess not - and I can't find anywhere else in the UK that sells Cotton Fleece.

I know that if you need to work from different dyelots, you should alternate rows to blend in any differences, but I'm never had to do this myself (I've only been knitting for about 8 months). I'm not as worried about the pink blending, though I may be crazy to think that, but the black makes me nervous. A really noticeable difference would drive me crazy.

I read on one blog somewhere out there that Brown Sheep tends to have drastically different dyelots - has anyone else found that to be true? Has anyone successfully blending different dyelots - especially with this yarn?

I'd hate to buy the extra skeins, have them be too different to use together, and then end up back to the same problem doubled!

Thanks for your help, guys!!
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