This sweater has really been giving me the run around. Or rather, the yarn itself has been rather uncooperative. It was a gift from a friend who was stashbusting. Those kinds of gifts can be amazing (for instance, same friend just sent me a bag of yarn, and it was more lovely than I could have imagined!). This gift was a wonderful gift; it is that some of the balls had been knit, and therefore were caked without ball bands. I know what the yarn is, and roughly what color, just not always which dye lot.
So this sweater has been a bit of cobbling together what I think is all the same yarn, realizing I don’t quite have enough and trying to piece together other yarns for it. This is the back of the sweater, and therefore what the main body will look like.
I bring up the color thing because the shoulders are white. They are white because I ran out of the blue ball in the very last row. When I attached the next ball, I realized that it was ever so slightly paler than the previous, and crocheting a whole row would have been awkward. So, the white was thrown in to distract you from the color difference.
Can you tell?
The last three balls of blue I have are also a tad mismatched. Two are the slightly lighter shade of blue, and one is the same blue as the front. Do you think a shade difference between front and back would be noticeable?