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HOW TO USE YARN WITH DIFFERENT DYE LOTS

Materials, Technique Posted on 13 Nov, 2019 09:56:31

Same yarn colour, but different dye lots?

Why not make it a part of the garments look?

On a sweater for example. Figure out if there is enough yarn of same dye lot to knit two sleeves of it. And if not, you might want to place it as a stripe on the yoke or the body. Or maybe you want to make something smaller?

Here is a tip for a hat. This hat is knitted with two different blue colours, one grey, and for the white part it is used three different dye lots.

The darkest colours are in bottom of the hat, and the lightest colours on top. So, the white yarn was sorted by which one was brighter. One can hardly see that they are different, and that was the point this time.

All the colours are knitted to the end of the thread and used up. Because of that the switching of colours will start on different places on the hat and make a softer impression of the shifts. Easy and fun.

White in three different dye lots.

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DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS THROUGH CHOICE OF YARN

Materials Posted on 11 Oct, 2019 22:32:25
Soft and fluffy expression.

Fluffy and elastic or firm with clear lines?

Jacket knitted in super bulky yarn.

Look at those two cardigans.

The green one is knitted with a super bulky yarn, like the pattern calls for. It is easy to see the shape of the finished garment. The fabric is firm, still the jacket is soft and warm.

The white one is knitted with a fluffy, bulky yarn. Each stitch is a little bit looser with this yarn, and that gives the fabric some more elastic. It also softens the lines of the shape.

The choice of yarn will of course have an impact on the finished garments weight. In this example the green cardigan is 1 kilo and the white only 275 grams! But that does not necessarily do anything to the expression.

At last the question is what need the garment is meant to cover. Choose the yarn that gives the wished functionality and expression.

Knitted cardigan in fluffy, bulky yarn.
Pattern site: Jacket with collar