I made two pairs of socks with this yarn, and they are my favorites to wear. I need to make some more. The dye probably came out at first, but now they goin the washer in a mesh bag and hung to dry. They get washed at least once per week, and this has been going on for years. Great yarn.
Very encouraging to hear how well this yarn wears.The amount of dye that came out was really excessive - so much that the water was completely opaque, but after a few rinses the bleeding did stop. Now dried, the colour is still very strong, so it was excess dye. The lace panels (of which you see half on each side of sock in the photo) run up the front and back of the leg - the lace pattern is from the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible. Now I am looking forward to the winter so I can wear them.