I've been requested to make a pair of red socks with yellow toes and heels. The chosen yarn is to be Blue Moon's STR in the Brick colorway with a Hoofle Floofle toe and heel.
When I did a pair of Brick last year and washed/blocked them, the water stained red. And I afraid I'll end up with orange toes/heels. So, is it advisable to prewash the Brick skeins? Can I set the color somehow? Do I use a color magnet? This is going to be an expensive pair of socks: I need 2 skeins of Brick and 1 of the yellow. Any help would be welcomed.