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Old 05-15-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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RIP - Green Gable :(
It's all my fault, really. I was so desperate to make this top (well, my version of it anyways), and when I went to buy the yarn they didn't have enough of a single dye lot for what I needed. I inspected the yarn that they had there and picked two dye lots to mix that I could NOT honestly see any difference in. When I started actually knitting with the second dye lot, at first it looked fine. I thought I could see a bit of a difference, but especially when I tried it on the colour switch wasn't that bad because of female curves and all that , BUT now that I'm 4-5" into the second lot, it is VERY obvious that this just isn't going to work.

So it is being ripped. I am totally bummed out. But I've learned my lesson
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:18 PM   #2
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:51 PM   #4
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the same thing happened to my while working on my husbands leo sweater. i was all done with the front and back and 1 sleeve . i had about 5 inches left on the 2nd sleeve when i ran out of yarn. got the same dye lot but after about an inch i realized it was MUCH lighter! i was so disappointed i still haven't ripped it out yet :(
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:52 PM   #5
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Oh no..it's so pretty! Maybe you could do the switch skeins every few rows so the color change would be intentional. The soft blending of blues would be so pretty!
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:15 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Oh no..it's so pretty! Maybe you could do the switch skeins every few rows so the color change would be intentional. The soft blending of blues would be so pretty!
Jan, I agree, but I don't think I like the thought of changing colour every few rows! And honestly I can't bear the thought of starting this over AGAIN just now. Don't worry about me though, I've always got other ideas waiting in the wings!!
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:36 PM   #7
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This has happened to the sweater that I'm knitting for DH. I'm going to finish it and then dye it. The yarn is an off-white so I don't think it should be too hard to dye. Of course I've never tried to do this before but that's not going to stop me. Even if I botch it my DH will love it.



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Old 05-15-2007, 02:49 PM   #8
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Oooops. How would it look if you started over and began with the lighter color on top? That might look like a design feature....

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Old 05-15-2007, 03:47 PM   #9
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That's beautiful! What a shame... What if you just rip out the new dye lot and finish the sweater in a darker shade than the top part? Or maybe another color entirely?
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:30 PM   #10
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Could you knit lace edging and sew it over the line?
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