Dye Lot Socks

We all know dye lots are important. Sure, DMC has stayed fairly consistent throughout the years (for most colours, anyway), but fancy threads like Gloriana or even Crescent Colours (aka Classic Colorworks) can change drastically between dyelots. And, the same is true in yarn. Which brings me to these socks.

Diamond Shreddies - no foot

Diamond Shreddies – no foot

You may remember that I finished one of them and then ran out of yarn partway down the foot on the second. No problem, since I was sure I had a second ball of the same dye lot packed away. Well, my yarn has returned and there is no second ball. In fact, I traded away that second ball 4 years ago. Yeah…

On the bright side, this yarn, On Your Toes Bamboo, is still made and the colourway, Dusk, is still available. Yay! So, I found a shop with a good price (and a free shipping coupon!) and ordered another skein.

I have to admit that when I was opening the package I was hoping the dyelots would match. I mean, it had only been 4 years, and the shop I ordered from, loveknitting.com, didn’t even exist back then. But, you know, hope springs eternal. No go, though.

Two shades of grey

Two shades of grey

Still, I’m hoping the yarn is close enough. The new ball is darker for sure, but I think that the join point of the two yarns will be high enough on my foot that it will be mostly covered by my jeans.

Now I just need to convince myself to finish the socks since I am so worried they are going to look awful.

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5 Responses to Dye Lot Socks

  1. Gracie says:

    So, you will make a new fashion statement….. love the pattern.

  2. Annie says:

    I’m sure they will be fine. That’s such a pretty pattern and yarn. You would be the only one to notice if the colors didn’t match, but really, they are socks, so does it matter all that much? Go ahead and make your tootsies happy!

  3. Darlene says:

    Finish the socks and know that your jeans will over the join.

  4. Joanne P says:

    Would it be a lot of work to unpick and reknit alternating the two balls of wool? I don’t know, I’m a knit wit when it comes to knitting!

  5. Fay says:

    I think the join won’t be too bad. They are such a lovely design, I think the focus will be on the pretty cable bit at the top. Gorgeous!:)