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Sep 17, 2019 09:06:45   #
ps802
 
Well on the blocking board I noticed The darker color of my onesie ran into the straps and the bottom legs. I appreciate any suggestions You may have to remove the blue color from the straps and leg bands. I need this for a shower this Sunday. Thank you in advance.
 
Sep 17, 2019 09:08:03   #
Dsynr (a regular here)
 
Put into warm water with one of those dye absorbing sheets. Smoosh it up and down to get the dye out.
Sep 17, 2019 09:09:34   #
ps802
 
Thank you.
Sep 17, 2019 09:19:30   #
KnitterNatalie (a regular here)
 
Dsynr wrote:
Put into warm water with one of those dye absorbing sheets. Smoosh it up and down to get the dye out.


You may have to do this several times. As soon as you detect some discoloration in the water, change the water & put a new color absorbent sheet in the bottom of your bowl/sink. Good luck! Keep us posted! Oh...once the "bad" color has been removed, set the colors with vinegar water.
Sep 17, 2019 09:21:27   #
sanchezs (a regular here)
 
Do you think you then need to give it a vinegar water bath to set the color so it doesn’t happen when the recipient washes it ?
Sep 17, 2019 09:29:55   #
ps802
 
KnitterNatalie wrote:
You may have to do this several times. As soon as you detect some discoloration in the water, change the water & put a new color absorbent sheet in the bottom of your bowl/sink. Good luck! Keep us posted! Oh...once the "bad" color has been removed, set the colors with vinegar water.

I have never heard of a vinegar bath. Is there a specific ratio of vinegar and water I should use?
 
Sep 17, 2019 09:56:41   #
Ellie RD (a regular here)
 
sanchezs wrote:
Do you think you then need to give it a vinegar water bath to set the color so it doesn’t happen when the recipient washes it ?

Don't do this until you get the color that bled out of the straps and legs using the color absorbing sheets.
Sep 17, 2019 10:41:51   #
ps802
 
I will definitely use the color absorbing sheets first. Thank you.
Sep 17, 2019 11:09:52   #
sanchezs (a regular here)
 
Do the color cloths first and then here is a link for the vinegar bath.

https://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knitting-Tutorials/Setting-Yarn-Color-Knitting-Tips-Tricks
Sep 17, 2019 12:30:14   #
ps802
 
sanchezs wrote:
Do the color cloths first and then here is a link for the vinegar bath.

https://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knitting-Tutorials/Setting-Yarn-Color-Knitting-Tips-Tricks


Thank you so much, sanchezs. That was a great article and I am following the directions now. I had to use 4 color remover sheets to get most of the blue out of the straps. Now I am giving it a vinegar bath.
Again I can't thank you enough.
Pam
Sep 17, 2019 13:46:54   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
ps802 wrote:
I have never heard of a vinegar bath. Is there a specific ratio of vinegar and water I should use?


The vinegar trick works on acid dyes, which are used on wool, natural protein fibers, and nylon. It will work if you're sure that acid dyes were used.

Using vinegar on any other dyes will NOT help set the dye.

If you don't know what kind of dye was used, you won't know how to help set the dye.

If you're using cellulose fibers, the dye is probably fiber reactive dye, and the vinegar will help remove it.

If you're using acrylics and any other man-made, non-nylon fiber, I don't know what it will do, but acid is usually not good for fibers except used in a weak solution for fibers that can take acid dyes.
 
Sep 17, 2019 20:27:16   #
sanchezs (a regular here)
 
I hope it all turns out for you after all that beautiful work.
Sep 18, 2019 09:56:31   #
ps802
 
Thank you. I lost the ball band so I don't know what kind of yarn it is. I gave it the vinegar bath and it came out fine.
Sep 18, 2019 23:42:49   #
mellowearth (a regular here)
 
Vinegar works for cake dyes, too.
 
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