It is called King Cole Twist in DK. But I put my glasses on to check the dye lot on these two because I thought my eyes were deceiving me... the same dye lot ... you are kidding me...
So I had to keep an eye on the colour stripes and keep changing between the two balls. I did manage to get the navy and burgundy strand as the starting colour run on every border piece but that was more hard work than luck.
If you choose yarn like this or are lured into a bargain sale price as I was, I recommend you knit a top down or circular needle garment because the stripes are thicker on my front pieces than the back pieces because the rows on the fronts are, of course, shorter.
It is a bit of a curler too. Steam blocking required for this yarn. I will have to start getting tough with it!
Can I let on...I am not even sure I actually like it. I knit the two sleeves at the same time which I have never done before to try and get the yarn to match a little. I have had to start another ball to get two similar ones.
I know I fit some cliches - I wear a thumb ring, a toe ring, an ear cuff, we have an allotment, we are members of greenpeace but I don't necessarily want my knits to say these things! I have cheerily nicknamed this cardigan the 'commune cardy'
Basically what I am saying folks is: don't buy curly weird King Cole Twist double knitting in orange and sale shop wisely my friends!
I will return with the final garment next week and
we can all pass comment then...
Thank you for your lovely comments recently. has anyone else used this yarn?