Kathy, The best thing to do is call customer service and see if they can match lot numbers. Recently I needed a second skein of yarn to go into a project I'm knitting. I could not get the same lot #, but once I added that second skein in, I could not tell the difference. I think some colors are just easier to match.
Kathy, if they don't have the same dye lot you could also check Ravelry to see if anyone has it and is willing to sell or trade it. Or you can blend the skeins together. I don't know how many you already have so I don't know what the ratio is, but you can knit a row or two or three of the one dye lot and then a row of the new dye lot. I've done it before and it worked very well.
Kathy, That was my thought on the skein I needed, but when I got the new skein and started knitting, you really could not tell the difference at all. Of course, this may not work with every color. I did work for me.
That does happen. The best way is to check it in natural light. Not even broad spectrum lighting. It's got to be the real thing to determine if they are close enough. I have an afghan one of my sisters crocheted and you can definitely see the one skein that is different in dyelot.
I know Susan is under the weather, and I haven't gotten much knitting done so far this weekend, but intend to get some done tomorrow. If you love the yarn and the color that is a good solution, especially since KP prices are fairly good.
Hi! I knit a great pair of socks with Stroll tonal. However, when blocking - soaking the socks in very cool water for a very short time prior - I noticed the color comes out!! Is this usual? I have been knitting a long time and never known this happen..