These socks are made from Elann's "Sock It To Me! Collection - Colori" in #30 "Cancun Fiesta". Both ball bands say they are Dye Lot 10. They should match. Obviously they don't.
I don't know why this has happened. I have made several pairs of socks with variegated or space dyed yarns, and they have always matched. I even carefully marked where to begin on both balls. After doing a couple of inches of the variegated yarn I realized that they were NOT matching. Thinking maybe I had somehow made a mistake and started at the wrong end of the ball, I ripped it out and started over at the other end of the ball. It didn't help. It turned out like the first had, with only a slight variation.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on here? Do you think Elann may have banded two different lots of yarn with the same dye lot number? Should I write to them?