Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-30-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
cookworm
Working the Gusset
 
cookworm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,243
Thanks: 219
Thanked 88 Times in 69 Posts
Red Heart Super Saver users
I know there are some out there that use Red Heart Super Saver, so I thought I would pass along this information. I don't know how recent this update is, but still, worth posting I though. Here is the link where the update was located.
==============================================
Red Heart® Super Saver® - Important Product Update

Red Heart Super Saver’s reputation for color consistent no-dye-lot solids was built over nearly 20 years, thanks in good part to a stable supply of pre-dyed acrylic fiber from two main fiber suppliers.

Since April 2005, Super Saver’s reputation for color consistency has been sorely tested by the unprecedented bankruptcies of five acrylic fiber suppliers, including our two main suppliers. These bankruptcies have caused issues for every acrylic yarn spinner in North America and the world.

To make it easier for consumers to find matching shades in colors 311 White, 313 Aran, 316 Soft White, 381 Light Blue, and 322 Pale Yellow we are adding a 4-digit code to the Super Saver label for these five colors only.

We recommend you match the 4-digit code (circled in red in the image provided) when selecting yarn for use in a project.

We invite you to visit our product section and explore our complete range of Red Heart Super Saver colors, including solids, prints, multis and flecks!
__________________
I'm "the mean twin".


I'm on flickr, too!
I love to knit shawls...after all, a girl can't have too many shawls!
cookworm is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to cookworm For This Useful Post:
Denise in Michigan (02-02-2008), dmknits (01-30-2008), knittingymnast (01-30-2008), KnitTwit (01-30-2008), lelvsdgs (01-30-2008), Plantgoddess+ (01-30-2008), puggies29 (01-30-2008), Rabbitrescuer (01-30-2008), redmom37 (01-31-2008), suecq (01-30-2008)

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-30-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
Sunny_Singer
Knitting the Flap
 
Sunny_Singer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 297
Thanks: 53
Thanked 38 Times in 37 Posts
That 4 digit number for dye lot has been added to some pinks as well.

There is an update from Red Heart about it, or was, but I can't find it now.

The pink yarn my daughter just gave me yesterday has the 4 digit dye lot code on it.
__________________
~Sunny

I am one of the unlucky ones: I cannot view videos

OTN:

blanket for a man, scarf, poncho, 1 rug, baby blanket, finger puppet


2008 FO:

finger puppets: cat (2), dog, pig, frog, butterfly, bunny
Sunny_Singer is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Sunny_Singer For This Useful Post:
Denise in Michigan (02-02-2008)
Old 01-30-2008, 05:42 PM   #3
knittingymnast
Working the Gusset
 
knittingymnast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: State of delusion? (Stick it)
Posts: 1,502
Thanks: 315
Thanked 352 Times in 303 Posts
thats interesting!
knittingymnast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 06:15 PM   #4
kellyh57
Turning the Heel
 
kellyh57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 708
Thanks: 239
Thanked 186 Times in 142 Posts
I had contacted Caron about some non-matching no dye lots a while back. They told me the same thing about the suppliers. They offered me free yarn, but since it was already knit up, it didn't make sense to get more unmatched yarn. Now, I no longer trust no dye lots and match them under different lights before I knit.

Kelly
__________________
kellyh57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 09:49 AM   #5
miccisue
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 584
Thanks: 68
Thanked 135 Times in 99 Posts
I ran into this a couple of years ago. While there is no "dye lot", there is a manufacturing date stamped on the sleeve. I ALWAYS match those up - to me, it's basically the same thing as a dye lot. Oh yeah, the color I had trouble with was purple...so it covers more than they think it does.
When in doubt, look for a manufacturing date if nothing else.
miccisue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 11:23 AM   #6
Mike
Working the Gusset
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 1,313
Thanks: 77
Thanked 387 Times in 289 Posts
Originally Posted by miccisue View Post
Oh yeah, the color I had trouble with was purple...so it covers more than they think it does.
Mine was Burgundy.
Not only color differences but thickness and shininess.
I also had it with Navy but that one had orange bands so I was able to separate the changes far enough that it wasn't so noticeable.

I simply don't make solids out of Red Heart SS any more. I look at "no dye lot" as meaning, you can't match the colors so don't try.
If I want a solid I go to a dye lot I can match.
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Heart super saver "sucks" N0obKnitter General Knitting 27 03-17-2010 06:37 PM
Super Saver KnitsAway General Knitting 4 06-03-2008 10:01 PM
Desperately seeking Patons Glittallic amd Red Heart Super Saver BonnieBj Buy/Sell/Swap 2 02-04-2008 02:26 PM
Red Heart super saver and acrylic? craftyhands22 How-to Questions 12 04-07-2007 03:23 AM
addi users (and options users)--I need your input!! Cristy General Knitting 9 03-06-2007 11:19 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:48 AM.