I get so excited when I discover a yarn that works for color pooling! Only certain yarns work for planned color pooling. They have to be variegated with color changes about 12 inches apart (more or less depending on stitch and tension). In the Yarnspirations Fall/Winter Fashion Lookbook, they used Patons Classic Wool for a color pooling scarf! I ordered the yarn immediately and had to give it a try! This specific color is called Autumn Spice and is just so perfect for the Fall season. Don’t let Color Pooling intimidate you. With a few tips, I think you can easily get this project working up smoothly on your hook!
In the Lookbook, the Yarnspirations designers created a cowl. I decided on just a scarf and made it a little shorter in width. I used 3 skeins of Patons Classic Wool. I began with a starting chain of 32 which is a little shorter chain than what the pattern calls for.
So here is my trick. I’ve tried this several times and it works every time so follow along!
Skip the first color in your strand. Keep in mind that the light brown bits in this yarn are so short that you will count them as parts of the color they are next to. So in the photo below I skipped the dark purple (plus the light brown bit next to it) and started with my slip knot right at at the magenta color. Chain 32 with a size G hook. You should end with just about 2 chain stitches into the 3rd color. So if you look at the chain in the picture below you will see magenta, dark brown (plus the light brown bit that I’m counting as part of the dark brown) and then about 2 chains of dark purple. Now you can continue with the pattern as written HERE!
I kept a pretty consistent tension (without stressing too much) and I got the color pooling to work several times!
So cozy and perfect for chilly Fall mornings!