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« on: September 04, 2007 11:55:27 PM »

I'm planning to make a scarf out of Malabrigo using three colors: Roanoke (a medium brown w/ pink tones), Tuareg (a deep aqua blue), and Natural (very light cream).
Has anyone had any problems with Malabrigo colors bleeding? I've wound all three into balls and I'm ready to go on the scarf but it just occurred to me that the blue or brown might come off on the cream in the wash. Should I re-skein them and give them a wash or soak?
I guess I'll end up doing a little swatching and washing to be safe but I still thought I'd see if anyone else has had any experience with Malabrigo colors bleeding into one another or any experiences where it definitely didn't come off on a lighter color.

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007 07:55:53 AM »

i would suggest re-skeining and washing the malabrigo.

the two items i've made with malabrigo bled badly when washed. the FO turned the water the same color as yarn! it would take 2 or 3 soaks in soapy water to get all the loose dye out. but, that said, the yarn never lost it's vibrancy. oh and those Shout Color Cather sheets really help too. (i've had a pair of red socks accidentally get into a white load, i threw one in out of habit, and it saved my whites from turning pink)

if you're going to knit with a cream yarn and don't want a tie dye effect, definitely wash the malabrigo before using it.

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