Setting The Color

I was worried about bleeding on my Little Coffee Bean Sweater. I didn’t knit a test swatch (bad knitter) and I haven’t washed two colors of Knit Picks Dishie together.

A couple of other bloggers recommended a vinegar bath to set the color. So while I was trying to decide my buttons, into a vinegar and water bath it went!!

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I used a white bowl so I could see if the water turned color. And after a nice soak…..no bleeding!! So I gave this a good rinse with plain water after its soak.

I’m still going to give this sweater a final bath and blocking after buttons to finalize the shape. But I feel much more secure knowing my blue wont turn my yellow to green!

Have you ever had a project bleed?

5 thoughts on “Setting The Color

  1. I’ve had yarns bleed during washing, but they were all knit into single color garments, so it wasn’t a big deal. Right now I’m knitting with some Dishie in the Kenai colorway, and my needles have turned blue-green. I’m pretty sure the dishcloths I’m making are going to bleed in the wash!

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