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Buying yarn used in the graphs
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Matraca message #1
Buying yarn used in the graphs
April 9, 2016 at 12:35:53 PM
When I make a pattern I usually choose your full color palette, for all the colors it has to choose from. Do you guys sell these colors (looking for yarn) or are they just more like color samples and I have to match them up with yarn I find on my own?

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Re: Buying yarn used in the graphs
April 10, 2016 at 1:33:08 AM  (in response to Matraca message #1)

Welcome!  Smile

Using the full color palette is not recommended, and you've discovered the reason why: no manufacturers are interested in making that many colors, as they would likely be stuck with skeins and skeins of unsold yarns in the least popular colors, making the endeavor highly unprofitable.

This is why we've recommended the Basic Palette for yarn.  While we can't guarantee manufacturers are going to have all of the colors, you'll find it far easier to match those basic colors to yarns than the many colors that are in the full palette.

You could attempt matching from brand to brand, but then you'll find it's going to be difficult to keep a constant gauge going.  Having tested many yarns, though they may all be rated the same size, most are different, which would make parts of your work larger and other parts smaller, and if you're looking for something that's got a nice, even gauge, you'll really be fighting to keep it uniform.

Despite the fact that the Basic Palette leaves a lot to be desired, it's much more realistic for matching yarns than the Full Palette.

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