Saturday, February 17

Dyelot dilemma

The good news is that extra skein of yarn I ordered for my Mystery Pi shawl arrived yesterday. The bad news is that the dyelot is way off from the 2 skeins I have. I don't think I can use it even if I alternate knitting 2 rows from each ball. Here are scans of the new skein with the old ball and the new skein with the shawl to give you an idea of the color difference. I'm guessing that the dye "split" on the two original skeins I bought, causing the lighter color variations in it of pinks and lavender. In retrospect, I should have told Lisa about this or sent her a picture of my yarn to see if she could have adjusted the dye on the new skein. Oh well...

The final clue came out yesterday. It's just instructions on how to bind off the edge. No edging to knit! Since clue #4 makes a wavy edge, Renee decided a simple bind off is all it needs. This may work to my benefit.

I finished nearly one repeat of clue #4 before I had to join the second ball of yarn. I'm hoping I have enough yarn to make the shawl big enough without having to use the new skein. With no edging to knit, I just might make it.

4 comments:

Liz M. said...

Vicki, maybe it won't look to bad since it's at the edging or end of the shawl. I haven't even started that shawl. All I did was download each clue until I get this sheep shawl done. Yours looks great though! :)

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

I agree with Liz. It would look fine around the outer edge. It sounds like you may not need it though.

Morandia said...

I love Lisa's yarn, but there is a major discrepancy between dyelots. I think it won't be bad to use that on the outside edge.

Jane said...

I bet it would still look just fine at the outer edge just as everyone eles is thinking. Think of it as a "design element" and don't worry so much. Enjoy your lace!