Here’s a photo of my T-shirt from Addie’s school with both yarn possibilities, excluding the gray/black mottled yarn.
Remember that lighting in my house is not very good.
In actual daylight, you can see that the “gray” Malabrigo yarn, against the gray T-shirt looks tan. It looks a bit gray but way more tan so if the teacher was wearing it with something else gray, it’s going to read as tan.
For those who said “Just do it!”, no! One more skein of yarn and a few days waiting for it to arrive .. it’s worth the wait to hopefully get a better shade of gray.
The yarn near the top of the shirt is a DK weight, which is a bit heavier than the pattern calls for. It will work if the Malabrigo isn’t the right shade but I’m going to wait on it and then make my decision. The yarn was shipped Saturday, Monday is a postal holiday so it may be Thursday before it arrives.
I agree. I’d wait until you get the closest colors you can. I’ve been anxious to start knitting and then when the colors didn’t actually work, I was sad I hadn’t waited for a better match. The only other option would be to not try to match school colors, but then you’re back at square 1.
I like the darker grey….it seems to be the same shade, but darker….
Yes, that gray really does look tan.
With the time you invest in knitting something, you want it to be right! Good luck with the new yarn.
Susan Nixon says
I like the lighter one still. It doesn’t look tan to me, but I’m not looking in the sunlight. The dark one seems way too dark.
Nelle Coursey says
Good idea to wait. As fast as you knit, you can have this whipped out in no time!