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Old 04-09-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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Should I prewash red sock yarn before knitting with a contrast yarn?
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.
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