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Lieuvena
01-11-2009, 05:29 PM
I've seen some patterns on Ravlery and other places where people will say to alternate skeins with certain yarns. What does this mean?

Does it mean to stop part way through one skein and use another then come back to the first one? If so how often do you change, and why do it in the first place? Thanks!

Jan in CA
01-11-2009, 05:48 PM
Some yarns tend to 'pool' their colors so people will alternate skeins. It depends on the project, but generally it means to do a row or two and then switch to the other skein, do a row or two and switch back. You can usually carry the yarn up the side or inside of the project so you don't have to keep cutting it.

Another time that people alternate skeins is if they have yarns of two different dye lots. That way they just kind of blend together in a way that looks intentional rather than having one sleeve that might be a slightly different color.

Make sense?

DJBug
01-11-2009, 05:54 PM
Oooh, good to know for when I end up short and can't get the same dye-lot.....(not that that's ever happened before....LOL)

Lieuvena
01-11-2009, 08:45 PM
Makes perfect sense :thumbsup: ! Thank you so much!