Colour Matching Yarn To Garments

April 26th, 2014

One of the hardest things to do when knitting up items is colour match something perfectly!

There are so many shades of one colour out there that you would have thought it would be a piece ‘o’ cake, but by the time you have chosen the weight and the type of yarn, in my case DK cotton, you are then faced with the challenging task of picking the shade to match!

I was looking for a cotton in yellow to match a stunning yellow dress, so off I trotted (or wheeled) in to town to look for exactly what I wanted….there are at least 8 shops to buy wool/yarn from near me, I had researched what I wanted and had one particular brand in mind, and a second back up the best thing was I knew one of the shops stocked that brand 🙂 and two stocked the back up

When I arrived at the shop they had many colours in the brand I wanted but not the one I want, and they said they can get it but only in bulk and I would have to buy the lot! 😮

So off i went to shop after shop and i could not for the life of me find a suitable colour to match,

And i am sure you can understand my horror when I was told mY back up brand had discontinued the colour!!

In the end I settled for this….. but I was not overly happy!

Not Quite Matching!

Not Quite Matching!

so I took to finding the yarn I had wanted, I knew that it was hard to find and possibly been discontinued, the problem was that I had only ever seen pictures of it and sometimes the colour is not what is expected when it arrives! but this was a risk I was willing to take, after all one can never have too much yarn! and I am certain I will find a use for it! lots of ideas then ran thought my mind 😀

After some hard work I managed to track down what I was hoping would be a lovely matching cotton!

And it arrived by post safe and sound…..



I am so pleased I made the effort to find the right match and didn’t just settle for something close!

It really can be a pain to track down exactly what you want BUT when it works out you really feel it was well worth the effort!


by Juniper Askew

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One comment on “Colour Matching Yarn To Garments”

  1. Missy's Crafty Mess commented on 26th April 201410:05 pm

    Glad you found it.

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