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.