Friday, August 8, 2008

Losing my mind!

(FYI: Comments are now closed on this post. Thanks for all your help!)

For the love of Pete, finding the color blue I used is driving me up the freaking wall! The nearest yarn store to me stopped carrying the color and I don't think there are any other yarn stores around Atlanta carrying a huge collection of Cascade 220. I've been staring at Cascade's 220 website all day desperately trying to match the color, but I don't think my screen colors are very accurate. So I'm buying several different colors and hoping for the best.

If you're new to knitting, don't make the same mistake I did! Keep the labels on the skeins you buy for future reference. They have the color number on there and the dye lot so you can match it to other skeins. I do this now, but when I started this scarf last year I threw a lot of caution to the wind.

Dear sweet readers, please help me match the color to the Cascade 220 colors! Below are two pictures of my scarf taken with natural lighting. Hopefully showing both shots will give you a good view of the color.



Here are pictures from Cascade's website . Please comment with the number you think matches the best. Thank you in advance!


And just for reference, the color I bought that doesn't match is #9455.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

8891!

slinkystar2002 said...

I'm betting it's 8906

CTJen said...

Oy, that is a hard lesson to learn, dear knitter.

I'm going to go with 8891 also.

Anonymous said...

8891

Anonymous said...

i think 9468, actually. but my second choice is 8891.

Anonymous said...

I think it's 8891, also.

DorkItUpLikeMad said...

I would love to see a pattern for the mario scarf. Nice work, it's hot-sauce.

Anonymous said...

8891

Anonymous said...

8891

Molly S. said...

Definitely 8891.

Girl Golfer said...

9468

Piers said...

8891, for sure.

Mary said...

I think I'm going with 8891 also, but I could see how it could be 8907 or 9468 too. Good luck!

lillybell said...

9468. hands down.

Betsey said...

I think it's 8891, although it could be 9468 depending on lighting effects.

Anonymous said...

Yea, like most people, I'm with 8891 or 9468. However, if your camera is like mine and makes colors richer in photo than in life, it may even be 7816. I didn't notice if you said you were buying online (which you must be or else you would just bring the scarf to the store, huh?). Are the colors photographing true?

Anonymous said...

I just posted the previous anon message (sorry). Organization suggestion: When you take the labels off, tape it to a piece of notebook paper with a piece of yarn or a gauge attached as well, that way, you know exactly what you have.

Nimil said...

8891 is very close if not exact match

whoknowswhat said...

8891

Carly said...

I'd say 8891. :) Good luck!

iceykitsune said...

8891

sc said...

9468

Jen said...

8891, also. I thought that right away when I saw it.

Anonymous said...

8891

Kaarenb said...

8907

rainbowdarling said...

I could go either way between 8891 and 9468. It's hard call it one way or the other.

Anonymous said...

I'm going with 8891 too. Looks almost the same to my inexpert eye.

Anonymous said...

i like the looks of 8891

Anonymous said...

9468

glitter said...

i don't know if you've solved this by now, but to me it looks like 8891, too.

of course, it's always difficult, judging colour online... but my best bet would be 8891. good luck! oh, and your scarf is awsome, btw. but you know that. :o)

Anonymous said...

8891.