Yarn: the importance of dye lots

Posted by TacieJ on August 4, 2013 in craft ideas, knitting, tips and tricks |

For those of you who are like me and don’t necessarily pay attention to your dye lots, this post is for you.

I never really pay too much attention to dye lot. Granted I do try to buy enough of the same dye lot to finish a project. But I usually say, if it looks the same then the dye lot isn’t too important. That can be horribly wrong.

The attached picture is Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Soft Violet. They are both the same color, just different dye lots. It is just a very graphic showing of how different dye lots can be. In this case, the fact that they are different colors is fine. I actually wanted 3 different colors of purple for my project. But if I was making something that required a consistent color – I would be in deep weeds!

Here is a link to the pot holders I am making. 3 strand pot holder. As you can see, dye lot isn’t important in this case.

Just a word of advice from someone who normally plays fast & loose with dye lots … if you are doing a solid color project buy enough of the same dye lot to finish your project!!!


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