Kettle dyeing uses the imperfections of water resist and crowding, which allows the dye to penetrate the fiber slightly unevenly. I take advantage of this method to make perfectly imperfect yarn. The resulting knitted-up fabric looks a bit like it was painted with watercolors.
Even when dyed together in the same dye lot, individual skeins will vary. I recommend alternating skeins to minimize any potential pooling and to blend the shades together better.
Bumblebirch discontinued dye lot numbers at the end of 2015. The hand-dye process, especially kettle dyeing, produces slightly different skeins even in the same dye lot. Additionally, my dye lots are such small batches (4 or 6 skeins at a time) that it wasn't worth the extra hours of work labeling dye lot numbers on skeins that weren't identical. For multi-skein projects, I recommend alternating skeins to blend any differing shades together better.
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