I fell in love with this ruffled scarf the moment I saw it. I immediately added it to my knitting queue and hit the yarn shop to find the perfect fiber. I picked up some beautiful yarn called Organik and set to work on the pattern.
After a few hours of knitting, I reached the end of my first skein and added a second. After a few more hours of knitting, I stepped back to admire my progress and, to my horror, discovered this dye lot disaster!!!
That stripe you see is unintentional and caused by a simple mistake that I could have easily avoided. In my haste to get this yarn in my shopping bag and home to my knitting needles, I failed to check the dye lots on each skein. I ended up purchasing 2 skeins from the same colorway, but with different dye lots.
You can see from the above that variations between lots can be quite significant and can really screw up a project!
When purchasing yarn, be sure to take 30 seconds to match-up the dye lot numbers for all of the skeins you're buying. See that #073 below? That's the number you're looking for.
This is particularly important when purchasing kettle dyed yarn but even mass-produced yarns like Lion Brand can have variations. So don't be a dummy like me, check those numbers!
I'm not sure what will become of this project. I'm guessing it will stay in my WIP basket for the next 5 or 6 years.