Do you notice a difference from the finished project I originally shared? I did wonder how long this piece would stay white, but that was only because Rip will be scrubbing concrete off himself with it... I wasn't planning on it changing before he ever got to use it. I've used other colors of this yarn before, so I was expecting some difference. Not like this.
I do like using Peaches & Creme yarn because it's a nice smooth cotton, a good value, and it doesn't split much. I've used their solid colors that fade slightly after washing, and I've used a darker variegated that did the same without running together. I didn't expect any different from this lighter shade.
Now that I've seen what happens with each new color I use, I think it's safe to say they will all do it. So if you pick up a cone or a ball expecting the color to remain exactly the same, think again. I think the label should look more like this:
This is where I have to ask a question that may seem obvious to most: How are you supposed to wash colors separately? Like, I get how laundry goes; whites with whites; dark and brights separate; always make sure the red hat didn't end up in the load of white shirts; remove tree frogs from washer before beginning. But... How are you supposed to wash a multi-colored item without the colors bleeding together?
Well, I guess you can't. The good point is that we never expected this project to remain white for long, anyway. But if I was making an extra-special pattern and planned on the finished result remaining that nice crisp white with bright flecks of color, I would be majorly disappointed. And if the colors ran this much with just the first cold-water wash, how bad will it get when he uses it under hot water? Maybe it will turn white again, after all. 😊
This isn't a bad review, just a warning. I'm still perfectly happy with the results of all my patterns made with Peaches & Creme. But from now on, I'll always expect a difference in color for the finished project.