Hand-dyed yarn is so beautiful and unique, so much so that every skein is a little bit different.
That doesn’t mean we have to confine ourselves to single-skein projects. It does mean we need to do a little extra work to ensure our work looks good when we’re done with it.
The danger of just knitting on, one skein to the next, like we normally would, is that the colors can be a little different from skein to skein. They can end up looking a lot different, almost like unfortunate stripes, in a garment.
The easy solution — explained in much more details as to the hows and whys over at Skein Yarn — is to alternate skeins every round if you are working in the round or every other row if you’re working flat. It’s not too fiddly to do and makes a big difference.
Have you ever worked a big project with hand-dyed yarn and noticed the color difference? I’d love to hear about it!
[Photo: Skein Yarn.]