Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dye-lot disaster

I was thinking how cute my cropped cardi was looking, until the sun shone through the window and highlighted my two-tone sleeve!!! **insert hammer horror-esque scream here!!**
You can see it pretty clear in the photo...a few centimetres up from the picot facing...shame it wasn't so clear when I was knitting it....
...soooo I guess that 2 lessons have been here
1. the obvious one of course..ALWAYS check dye lots before you buy (yeah, now it's obvious!)
and 2. never change to a new ball whilst sitting in a dimly lit room watching Spicks'n'Specks on tv!!
I don't have any more of the same yarn, so I'm thinking that my best option would be to rip the sleeve back to the underarm, and make them both into cap sleeves with a picot edge to match the bottom..the only different colour then, would be the applied i-cord edge and front ties.
Oh well, it wasn't quite what I had in mind, but at least it'll get a lot of wear in the summer months as a singlet topper :-)

5 comments:

2paw said...

Have you thought about doing both the sleeve picot edging/hems in the odd dyelot???? What a pain in the neck though. The other thing is to stripe with 2 rows from each ball: I know this is little help, but it's all I can think of!!!

joyce said...

What about dyeing the whole thing once it's done? If it's pure wool it will dye easily.

inkberryblue said...

Oh no!...and it look's so pretty! Unfortunately I'm not a good enough knitter to add anything helpful but I did want to say I'm looking forward to seeing what you make of Fitted Knits.(I love Stephanie Japel's work.)...and I also wanted to say thank you for dropping by my blog the other day. =]

amanda said...

Maybe it's me, but I can't see the effect. Good luck deciding what to do - I guess no option is ideal.

Kamika said...

This happened to me on one of my Glampyre projects. I did an ombre stripe using both dye lots. You can view it under Boobholder in my blog. Yours is not as noticeable.