View Full Version : unevenly dyed yarn
09-01-2007, 11:19 PM
Has anyone ever used it to make a top and if so what is the worse that could happen? What exactly does this mean. There is a seller on ebay who offers good deals but says the yarn is unevenly dyed:??:eyebrow:So ity leaves me puzzled should I get the yarn or not. The seller has loads of positive feeback from tons of other knitters. hmmm..
09-01-2007, 11:26 PM
I would imagine it depends on how uneven it is, and if all the hanks/skeins are pretty much dyed the same, but maybe someone with more experience than me with this will know better.
09-02-2007, 01:45 AM
i would ask her to maybe send you more photos from different angles showing what she means. do you have a link to the auction?
09-02-2007, 08:02 AM
One thing to do is to alternate every couple rows between two (or more) skeins. It helps even out the colors and make it look like "I meant to do that" pretty well.
And it can always be over dyed.
09-03-2007, 08:30 PM
I was going to get myself three different colors of cotton fleece for three long desired tops I have been wanting to knit for myself:teehee: However the yarn says it is unevenly dyed so I may take the advice and contact the dealer. The photos they give don't look bad though.
Heres the link:
09-03-2007, 09:11 PM
here you go knitpixie! i went ahead and searched ebay and asked the seller for you :mrgreen:
>Question from jeanius80
>hi! what does 'unevenly' mean? are there undyed areas or just
>lighter/darker bits? can you post more pictures showing the uneven
Lighter/darker streakiness. I have tried repeatedly to get a good
picture of the uneveness, but the camera flash washes it out.
09-03-2007, 09:25 PM
Thanks Jeanie:muah:So what do you think? Would you buy it? I think I may just buy evenly dyed skeins elsewhere so I don't have to worry about color issues.
09-03-2007, 09:32 PM
it's a good price, i probably would buy it. she does have cones too (not sure if it's the cotton fleece though) You could always over dye in a similar color in a crock pot which would even out the colors a little if it's real noticeable... maybe order one skein and see how bad the unevenness is?
09-03-2007, 09:38 PM
Yeah I never thought of dying over it thats a good idea. The seller gets good reviews from other knitters, so I may give it a shot.So if you were to buy yarn for shirts for yourself what color would you do them in?The traditional greens/blues or a different color?
09-03-2007, 09:56 PM
i like the rue and the coral (http://stores.ebay.com/Oregon-Trail-Yarn-and-Books_Brown-Sheep-Company_Mill-2nds_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZQ2d1QQfsubZ838949QQftidZ2QQscl Z1QQtZkm) ... blues and greens are always my favorite, and i am always drawn to corals too! :)
09-04-2007, 02:01 AM
Just remember that the good feedback is not any indication of the severity of the dye problems.
09-04-2007, 10:33 AM
Personally, I wouldn't bother with this stuff. You can get a better price http://www.thesheepshedstudio.com/carolssuperspecials.html
here. $3.75 for the colors on the left, and I'm pretty sure the gold and white are $3.50. I've ordered from them many times. They ship the next day, and Carol is great.
Wasn't there just a thread about someone having problems overdying cotton? Couldnt get it even, and the colors were yucky? It was either here or in the Ravelry forum.
09-04-2007, 10:52 AM
The Sheep Shed Studio is awesome! Sometimes they have different colors too, you just have to keep checking back.
Also, I have these 4 skeins up for sale on Ravelry, but I can offer them to you if you're interested:
The color is Grey Dawn, and they're firsts, not seconds (if firsts is even a word). I made this with the other skeins from the lot: