My sweater is up to the front opening divide and I’m back to working in rows again. Knitting in the round was definitely faster but switching between two skeins is a bit harder in rounds. I’ve read in several places that when using hand dyed yarns you should alternate your skeins. This avoids unintended color variations. I think all my skeins look the same but there’s no dye lot. Better safe than sorry when I’m putting this much time into it!
Since I started with rows it was easy to alternate the skeins. When I moved into working rounds I just kept going without researching the best way to do this. Of course once I was done with the rounds I found this blog post. The tutorial would have come in useful but fortunately I alternated skeins at the side. I doubt anyone notices that it’s not perfectly seamless.
I am excited to know that alternating skeins is also a way to avoid color pooling. That’s one of my biggest pet peeves with variegated yarns. I’ll be keeping this in mind for any projects where color pooling must be avoided!