Monday, March 30, 2009

Do Dye Lots Matter?

Cindy and Margie have just finished these sweaters. Cindy's is Rowan Summer Tweed and Margie's is Rowan Calmer.

If I hadn't titled this blog post so obviously, would you have noticed that each of these sweaters is composed out of two dye lots?

It's not a mistake, it's a design feature. That's what we like to say. Margie and Cindy love their sweaters regardless (except Cindy keeps tugging on the sleeves, wishing they were a bit longer. Good thing the summer/silk blend is very stretchy!)
And a note to all the knitters out there with similar problems: if you don't go around pointing out the different dye lots as soon as you walk into a room, most likely nobody will notice your sweater's condition.

1 comment:

The Mayor of the Knit Nook said...

Nice sweaters ... I actually thought they were planned that way ... I guess they could say (if anyone ever noticed) that it is a "design element".

Also, at least they finished their sweaters. Mine is still waiting for me to finish it and I have plenty of the yarn in the same dye lot!

The Mayor