Why is it important to buy all your yarn from the same dye lot for projects?
What can happened if you run out of yarn and need to buy more, but you can't match your dye lots?
This can be a very frustrating problem. Yarn from the same dye lot is SUPPOSED to match--although I have had experiences where it did not.
I have a really great "go-to" book, The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe, that suggests blending the "old" and "new--wrong dye lot" yarn together by alternating rows. When you see you are running out, stop to reserve the old yarn. Then alternate--a row of old, a row of new, etc.
It depends on what you are making as to whether it is easy to disguise.
Yarn from the same dye lot is more likely to match. Yarn that appears to be the same colour can vary enormously and on a small project this will show. Half a cardigan or sweater sleeve in a different dye shade will draw the eye.
As Susan says, sometimes you can get around it, but sometimes you cannot. I have used many ways, to get around this problem. Sometimes you can make the main body of the article in the yarn that you have and crochet the border in a contrasting colour. This can be very successful with cardigans and afghans and something done for necessity can enhance your project.
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