For the darker water near the shores and horizon, I am using Dinky Dyes 068. For the lighter water in the middle, I am using Dinky Dyes 020. When puddling, I rarely work an entire row straight across, as that results in stripes. Instead, I might work 10 stitches to the left, then drop down a row and work 5 stitches to the right, then drop down another row and work 15 or 20 stitches to the left. It is a random process, but the size of the puddles of individual colors are dictated by the length of that color on the overdyed thread. Once I've used all the thread of a particular color in the strand up, I move to an adjacent area and work a "puddle" that color in a funky shape. Hope this explanation helps!