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For the first time, I am using a yarn with variegated colors (madelinetosh, so hand dyed). When I join yarn from the next hank, should I worry about matching a color sequence? FWIW, I have been looking for one and there is nothing obvious.
 

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gdhavens said:
I would make sure I knit from the second skein the same as the first; if you worked from the outside on the first, work from the outside on the second. Other than that, I don't think it should show.
This doesn't always work. I had one yarn that some of the sequences started from the middle, some from the outside. Since the sequence needed to be the same throughout, I had to pull out several yards to determine where to start. Kind of a pain, but it worked in the end. It was a baby blanket, so it had to have the same order of stripes. At least, I thought so.
 

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Dcsmith77 you are correct. If using self-striping yarn, I would be more particular. When I think Variegated, I think variety and no true "patterning". There are so many variables when working with these yarns, needle size/gauge, number of sts cast on, etc. that I just go with the randomness. I think that is why I enjoy using variegated yarns, no two are the same.
 

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My experience with Madelinetosh yarns, is that you have to use two balls at once, alternating rows, or you will see the color change. Here is my example, which I didn't notice until I photographed it. I didn't alternate the hanks, and it is quite noticeable.
 

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marciawm said:
My experience with Madelinetosh yarns, is that you have to use two balls at once, alternating rows, or you will see the color change. Here is my example, which I didn't notice until I photographed it. I didn't alternate the hanks, and it is quite noticeable.
Wow, thanks for the photo! I also can see the color change in your project. I'm not sure it will be as noticeable on my yarn, as I haven't been able to notice a sequence. I'm about to start the second skein. Here is a picture, in case sharper eyes than mine can spot a sequence.
 

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I don't - I just join them as they come.
 
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