“The stocking shown is knit with the colors in the kit. The photograph represents the spirit of the stocking, not necessarily the exact yarn colors. Turn the package over to see the actual yarns.”
This color disclaimer appears on the kits due to all the variables involved in producing and reproducing color. Start with slight variations in dyeing the yarn. Then add photographing the stockings. Then add printing the photos with “some” ink on paper that is “some” shade of white. Or sending the images through cyber-space from one monitor, through a server, to yet another monitor. Finally, add viewing your finished stocking on a cloudy or sunny day; in a fluorescent or candlelit room. Colors just do not show exactly the same in every situation. The wonder is that it all works as well as it does.
Perhaps the most important, and most fun part about colors is that putting the one color next to different colors changes how both colors appear. These examples only begin to tell the wonderful story of color combinations and the possibilities for endless expression.
As you look through the stockings on this website, remember that what is represented is the spirit of the stocking; and this spirit is a joyful celebration of color!