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Old 11-13-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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I am very VERY new to knitting this is only my second project. I got selah from our last DS coop and did a sleep sack. I noticed there is some dye on the white in 3 spots. Wahm says not a defect bc the green is in the colorway but i would really love to get it out. Is there any way it may come out?



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Old 11-13-2011, 05:04 PM   #2
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short answer....no. there isn't. they are heat set acid dyes and you can't "get it out"

long answer...it isn't a defect. colors transfer during dyeing all the time. they only reason you noticed it is because of the massive amount of pooling in your garment. I would venture to guess that every skein of hand dyed yarn in the world has some color transfer. but, when the yarn stripes and not pools, it blends. had it been a color not present in the colorway, then it would be strange (still not a defect as it has no bearing on the function.) but also not beyond the realm of possibility when you are talking about a single dyer who amazingly whips out hundreds of skeins a month.

if it bothers you, rip out the knitting and alternate so you won't see it.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:17 PM   #3
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but also not beyond the realm of possibility when you are talking about a single dyer who amazingly whips out hundreds of skeins a month.
With pretty amazing consistency, too.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:29 PM   #4
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ok thanks mama. I actually planned to take it apart but dh really likes how the colors pooled
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ok thanks mama. I actually planned to take it apart but dh really likes how the colors pooled
Gotta stick with what you like.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:35 PM   #6
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lol yeah he offered to "buy it off me" this is only my sec thing to knit the other sleep sack didnt pool so i havnt learned to to knit to avoid it yet.
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short answer....no. there isn't. they are heat set acid dyes and you can't "get it out"

long answer...it isn't a defect. colors transfer during dyeing all the time. they only reason you noticed it is because of the massive amount of pooling in your garment. I would venture to guess that every skein of hand dyed yarn in the world has some color transfer. but, when the yarn stripes and not pools, it blends. had it been a color not present in the colorway, then it would be strange (still not a defect as it has no bearing on the function.) but also not beyond the realm of possibility when you are talking about a single dyer who amazingly whips out hundreds of skeins a month.

if it bothers you, rip out the knitting and alternate so you won't see it.


I can tell you as a dyer it is beyond our control, it happens all the time no matter how careful we are. Color transfer happens and like the PP said you only notice it because of the pooling. If the colors had knit up variegated you wouldn't notice it.
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I can tell you as a dyer it is beyond our control, it happens all the time no matter how careful we are. Color transfer happens and like the PP said you only notice it because of the pooling. If the colors had knit up variegated you wouldn't notice it.
I still curse like a sailor when it does happen.
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Whoa! That's hypnotizing! Your tension looks great, though!

FWIW, my husband would dig that, too.
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Now that looks awesome! I like it when certain colorways pool, it just works out.

Question, since I'm very new to wool, where is the yarn from?
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