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From Twitter 05-07-2011 [May. 8th, 2011|04:01 am]

  • 07:51:40: RT @SaraCreasy: (The longer my blog posts, the fewer pages I'm writing.)
  • 08:23:00: We are having a week of unwanted health effects. I am sulky about it. It is not what I wanted for Mother's Day/Derby weekend. Just sayin'
  • 20:21:49: Why do yarn manufacturers call colors "colorways"??? #knitting

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[User Picture]From: catsittingstill
2011-05-08 11:34 am (UTC)
In my admittedly limited experience, "color" is normally used when the yarn is a single color and "colorway" is normally used when the yarn is several colors or shades within the same skein.
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[User Picture]From: made_of_paradox
2011-05-19 05:04 pm (UTC)
I've seen "colorway" used to designate a particular set of colors.

A friend of mine had, on her Amazon wishlist, several skeins of yarn, but there was a note for each that she wanted them with certain other colors. I went to the website for one of those, and lo and behold, the other two colors were on the same page, all featured as part of the same "colorway". So, I got her the desired 2 skeins of color #1, 1 skein of color #2, and 1 skein of color #3 from the colorway as a Christmas present. (I think there was a 4th color, but she didn't want that one. And, there were 2 or 3 such colorways that she wanted yarn from, and I picked the one that appealed to me the most to give her. If she's going to wear the finished project in front of me, I want to like the colors!)
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