Month: September 2013

Yarn Pooling Resource List

          Yarn pooling is suddenly a hot topic!  I thought it would be good to build a reference list. If you’ve got variegated yarn or planned pooling books, calculators or other resources, please share them in

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Orchid Cowl

Orchid Cowl in DK

This was also not a free pattern, but is a lovely design–the Norby hat by Gudrun Johnston .  I use the half skein leftover from my Drip Line Hat and just knit until the yarn was gone.  The pattern calls for fingering

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Cashmere Linen-Stitch Cowl

Cashmere adds just the right touch to Intrepid Tulips Cashmere Sock base to make a lovely, soft fabric.  This cowl was knit in the Reykjavik colorway.  The pattern is a free ravelry download, the Cupido Cowl by Hiroko Fukatsu.  It

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I started out writing about projects I’ve made with the Intrepid Tulips DK, the Polwarth/Silk blend, but I have made great projects with Sarah’s other yarns as well and today’s project was made with Intrepid Tulips Sock in Wine.  The semi-solid shades of ITY Sock are

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Free Pattern Saturday: Pooled Infinity Scarf

Pooled Infinity Scarf - detail

Football season’s starting: the crowds cheer, the players adjust their mouth guards, the commentators comment, the search for game-friendly knitting projects is on! This scarf works up quickly in the round. It’s almost entirely knit in stockinette with a simple

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Of Barber Poling and Pools

Knit Barber Poles and Pools

Barber poling and pooling describe two frequent ways in which variegated yarn behaves badly. Of course, “behaving badly” is entirely in the eyes of the beholder, but that’s another story.  Barber poling describes one or more yarn colors aligning row

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