A year or so ago I made a crocheted soap sock (kind of the same idea as a washcloth) and I was super excited to go use it...bought bar soap and everything. Well...I went to use it and the colors bled (I think I had used teal Sugar and Cream?) and I was discouraged from making any more washcloth type things.
I have a bunch of the cotton in different colors and I'd really like to make some washclothes for gifts but my question is: Is there a way to somehow "set" the yarn so it won't bleed? Or was it a fluke with the color? Are lighter colors better? All the cotton I have is kind of bright. I read someone that the bleeding can happen more with blue/green colors. Is this true? Any thoughts/opinions/suggestions on this matter?