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I like to machine knit with regular skeins of yarn, and usually with variegated colors. Lot-free yarn is my main choice, but I don't think it is ever found in multi-colored skeins. So my question is, How important is it to have matching lots in machine knitted projects? For example, if I am making a sweater, and the body and the sleeves are from different lots or the front and back are different, will it show?
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Redhead1951 said:
I like to machine knit with regular skeins of yarn, and usually with variegated colors. Lot-free yarn is my main choice, but I don't think it is ever found in multi-colored skeins. So my question is, How important is it to have matching lots in machine knitted projects? For example, if I am making a sweater, and the body and the sleeves are from different lots or the front and back are different, will it show?
Thanks in advance, I know all you experts have the answer!
It will show,but if you can make the whole piece from the same lot, it might not be as noticeable when the garment is assembled. It it most obvious when the row below is the old dye lot and the next in the new de lot in solid colors.
 

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If you are forced to use two different yarn lot numbers then there are some ways to make it less conspicuous. mFirst of all, use it in the garment bands.

If you need to use it in the garment parts, you could wind both yarn lots then knit 2 rows from each lot alternately. Much easier if you have a yarn changer.

Sheila
 
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