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Sep 12, 2017 19:47:01   #
bevcustom
 
Has anyone had a problem with the dyeing process of this yarn? I am knitting a cowl and am into the second color change. I am very unhappy with the spots that are showing up. I am wondering if anyone else has this problem? It looks dirty and splotchy. Since I sell at craft fairs in the fall,I am unsure if it will be a deterrent to sell? What is your opinion? Would you tear this out and scrap this? Bev


 
Sep 12, 2017 19:57:03   #
Peggan
 
Depends on how far along you are. If you are nearly done I would finish it and see if it sells. I see the little blue specks but it will probably not show when it is being worn.
Sep 12, 2017 20:01:19   #
augiesouth
 
I have also found this in cake yarn like yours and now in Bernat pops. I would not tear it out. Try to sell and see what happens.
Sep 12, 2017 20:06:35   #
Pocahontas (a regular here)
 
Personally I like the little spots...maybe someone else will too.
Sep 12, 2017 20:23:56   #
whale watcher
 
I contacted Caron about this awhile back (right after they came out) and they said it just happens in the dying process.
Sep 12, 2017 20:30:56   #
bevcustom
 
I am not that far along. It is only 9.5" along. I plan to make it a total of 54", for a cowl. I am attaching a photo.


 
Sep 12, 2017 21:46:39   #
SometimesaKnitter (a regular here)
 
I like it. And I think it would sell.
Sep 12, 2017 22:30:04   #
klrober (a regular here)
 
It's noticeable so may not sell.
Nice pattern tho...
Sep 12, 2017 23:00:28   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
I like it. It would not deter me.
Sep 12, 2017 23:05:10   #
Nanxy (a regular here)
 
It is a normal issue with this yarn, I am with Pocahontas and I like it.
Sep 12, 2017 23:09:38   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
Here is my mini rant about the new color blocked yarns. I love the patterned sock yarns, the hand painted yarns and the beautiful ombres...these are all yarns that were designed from beginning to end to provide something special for the knitter who likes to just knit and purl and get great color results and are worth every penny they cost. But, for me, the color blocked yarns that have several inches of yarn in one color and then just rapidly stop and start another, are not worth any extra money at all. Anyone can pick up 3 or 4 or 10 pcs of yarn and combine them for great color movement and only one set of ends for each color change. That's not many ends to weave in for the effect you get and getting to chose the colors yourself. You could even chose the same colors as the fancy cakes and have twice or 3 times as much yarn for the money. I DON'T weave in...below is the link (whole tape is great, but tutorial is at 6:00) to show the technique I learned from Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBcEqAcWIMA
 
Sep 13, 2017 00:38:33   #
Stablebummom
 
deemail wrote:
Here is my mini rant about the new color blocked yarns. I love the patterned sock yarns, the hand painted yarns and the beautiful ombres...these are all yarns that were designed from beginning to end to provide something special for the knitter who likes to just knit and purl and get great color results and are worth every penny they cost. But, for me, the color blocked yarns that have several inches of yarn in one color and then just rapidly stop and start another, are not worth any extra money at all. Anyone can pick up 3 or 4 or 10 pcs of yarn and combine them for great color movement and only one set of ends for each color change. That's not many ends to weave in for the effect you get and getting to chose the colors yourself. You could even chose the same colors as the fancy cakes and have twice or 3 times as much yarn for the money. I DON'T weave in...below is the link (whole tape is great, but tutorial is at 6:00) to show the technique I learned from Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBcEqAcWIMA
Here is my mini rant about the new color blocked y... (show quote)


I agree with you, I have not seen any color combinations that I like. I find one with colors that I like and then some weird color is thrown in to mess it up. Well, at least the ones I've seen in the stores around here.
Sep 13, 2017 06:01:48   #
pfoley (a regular here)
 
The knitting is beautiful; the pattern is beautiful, but I personally don't like the spots. The blue specks would make me think the color ran and in the first photo I don't know if it is a shadow but it shows brown spots which might make the white yarn look dirty.
Sep 13, 2017 06:30:01   #
Klipsie
 
I love, love, love the little spots. It gives the lighter colors a tweedy appearance.
Sep 13, 2017 06:57:49   #
tygereye (a regular here)
 
I too love the little spots! I have yarn that has "specks" in it on purpose that I want to use up this winter.
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