View Full Version : Colour coming off from the yarn

05-14-2008, 12:55 PM
I bought DB Baby Cashmerino in a rich dark blue colour for a sweater. The problem is when I knit with it, the colour is rubbing off on my hands as well as staining my bamboo needles :cry:. I am afraid about how the yarn going to react when the sweater is washed and when it is worn. Did anybody else have this problem and how did you deal with it?

05-15-2008, 02:49 PM
Haven't used that yarn, but have had the same thing happen with other yarns. I found that when I hand washed it in a salt water solution it set the dye.

05-15-2008, 05:46 PM
I've had that happen with an overdyed yarn. The owner of my LYS said it had something to do with too much dye having been used. But since I knit it up into a lacy scarf (which will in all likelihood never be washed) I didn't try to figure out what to do about it.

05-15-2008, 09:31 PM
DB Baby Cash is my favorite yarn..I've never had that happen to me.
Can you write the company?