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Why it's Important to Alternate Skeins When Using Hand Dyed Yarns, Image Included

May 27, 2017

Why it's Important to Alternate Skeins When Using Hand Dyed Yarns, Image Included

Hand dyed yarns are as unique as snowflakes and no two skeins are exactly alike even if they're dyed in the same pot. Hand dyed yarns are works of art in themselves and give your project that sought after blend of nuanced colors that often can't be found in mass produced yarns.

That being said, if your project requires two or more skeins of a yarn of the same colorway, make sure you alternate yarns between rows for a more even appearance and to avoid pooling. You may have heard this statement before and perhaps have even shrugged it off, but here's an actual example of what can go wrong if you don't.

This scarf was completed using two skeins of the same colorway without alternating rows. You can literally see where one skein ended and the other began. Unless you're going for a colorblock look, keep this in mind. Trust me, you'll save a lot of time and aggravation.

what happens when you don't alternate hand dyed yarn skeins





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