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Jan 21, 2018 19:40:05   #
I have used at least 15 colors of Sugar 'n Cream worsted weight cotton without any problems. Today I have found that the colorway Psychodelic comes off on your hands while knitting a dishcloth. I washed it with hot water and Dawn dish soap. I'm thinking the next step would be to use salt to make it at least a little more colorfast. The color came right off of my hands with soap and water, except for my fingernails. Now I have tinted Uck!

Is there an easy way to remove this tint? It won't come off with nail polish remover.
Jan 21, 2018 20:03:48   #
crochetknit Deb (a regular here)
Lilly sugarncream is to your far right.
Scroll down to contact.
Tell them what happened.
Jan 21, 2018 20:32:38   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
I hope you don't have to wait for it to grow out. That would be awful. Is this just from working with the yarn or from the washing of it?
The best way I know of to get stains off my hands is washing dishes by hand. LRR
Jan 21, 2018 20:37:26   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
I think this is your yarn. Thanks to you I will avoid buying it. I like the colors so that's too bad.
Jan 21, 2018 21:38:44   #
Yes that is the yarn. It made up into a really nice cloth. I got the stains from both knitting with it and washing. The stains are most pronounced on the ends of the nails, so filing them back a bit will help a lot. For lunch on Thursday, I'll have to use an opaque polish to hide any remaining tint.

I will be notifying the company of this issue.
Jan 21, 2018 22:58:06   #
Try soaking tips of nails in lemon juice in A little cup like a manicurist y
Jan 22, 2018 02:20:11   #
laceluvr (a regular here)
For the nail stains, try the dish scouring pads. Just use some baking soda with a little dishwashing liquid on the scouring pad & scrub your nails with it. That works great for stains & always wash my coffee cups with the scour pads. All my cups are sparkling white (no stains) & I don't have a dishwasher. This is the type I use; but a generic brand from the dollar store.
Jan 22, 2018 06:31:46   #
dornefeb (a regular here)
I use a mild bleach solution on my fingernails when they have been dyed by something
Jan 22, 2018 06:42:24   #
Vermont Grammy
I think I would let the Sugar 'n Cream manufacturers know about this. (They might even send you coupons or a new stash).
Jan 22, 2018 08:39:30   #
I would try the lemon juice but beyond that I would leave them alone and let it come out. Using too many other chemicals or scrubbing may do more damage to your nails in the long run and sometimes that can be harder to recover from. Doing dishes, washing hair, and just time... the color will go away. In the meantime, if it really bothers you, you could wear fingernail polish.

I do agree about letting the yarn manufacturer know.
Jan 22, 2018 10:26:42   #
Lemon juice works well for removing stains from nails.
Jan 22, 2018 10:31:26   #
impatient knitter (a regular here)
I use a few denture tablets if I have a stubborn stain -- either on my hands or in a cup/mug. I disolve the tablet(s) before I use it on my hands, using just the resulting solution with maybe a scrubbing pad. Stains in my mugs and cups disappear after only one use of a few tablets with hot water, then allowing them to sit for a few hours.
Jan 22, 2018 11:39:31   #
Lemon juice did the trick. Immersed nails in juice for 10 minutes and nearly all tint is gone. I'll do again later today to get the rest of it.
Thank you so much for all of your replies.
Jan 22, 2018 12:20:39   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
glad the lemon juice worked! I was going to suggest a pretty pink shade of nail polish to cover it up...
Jan 22, 2018 14:40:29   #
BTW: Directly below the care icons on the label it states "Wash colors separately. SOME COLORS MAY RUN."
This colorway runs a marathon.
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