|So close to being done: sweater mess-in-progress|
I can say with 99% certainty that this final skein will not be the same dye lot as what I've been knitting with, but I've got a plan: for both the sleeves and collar, I have left a few yards of un-knit yarn to alternate skeins for a few rows as I integrate the new with the old. That's usually enough to trick the eye and minimize any visible dye lot differences. Some may say this is an annoying extra step to take, but I think it's worth it. I've come so far to make the perfect cardigan for myself, it would be a shame to start half-assing it when I'm so close to reaching my goal.
File under: I should know better by now!