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Oct 1, 2017 14:14:22   #
There have been many lovely posts of CROCHET items with colorpooling, and I thought some of you might enjoy seeing this simple KNIT keyhole scarf with colorpooling, which gives it an argyle effect.

I'm including the details for any who may wish to knit something similar.
Yarn brand ................... Red Heart, With Love (1 skein)
Yarn color name ............ Cerulean (this is a variegated yarn, with three colors)
Yarn variegated colors ... dark blue, medium blue, muted teal. The medium blue and muted teal photographed similarly.
Yarn color change ......... about every 24 inches
Needle ........................ size 8 Knitter's Pride cubic
Stitches per row ........... 28 (first stitch is slipped)
Scarf stitch .................. 2x2 ribbing
Scarf size ..................... 45" long x 4" wide (stretches to 8" wide easily due to ribbing)
Keyhole scarf patterns ... see this old post.
Pattern variations for this project:
1) This scarf is made with one keyhole, to be adjustable in length. The scarf's tails will be symmetrical lengths or asymmetrical lengths, depending upon how the scarf is adjusted to allow more room - or less room - around the neck.
2) The ends are knit straight across (not pointed like a leaf). I cast on 28 stitches in 2x2 ribbing.
3) The keyhole is created on the full 28 stitches, to maintain the colorpooling effect.

Happy knitting!

Oct 1, 2017 14:22:21   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
My goodness, that is lovely! I just go with the way the yarn wants to to. Yep, lazy!
Oct 1, 2017 14:30:10   #
Thank you for the compliment!

I began knitting this scarf without a colorpooling plan in mind. After several inches I could see the colorpooling pattern develop into the argyle-ish design. After a few more inches, when the pattern remained consistent, I realized how fortunate that was and decided to jot down the details and share them, so the effect could be easily replicated.
Oct 1, 2017 14:42:45   #
That is so neat!
Oct 1, 2017 14:47:25   #
Thank you for sharing all the details about your scarf.
Oct 1, 2017 14:56:20   #
Just curious, would this work to double the cast on number for a wider scarf with no keyhole??

Was this just one skein of yarn you used? It said 3 colors is why I am asking. Thanks.
Oct 1, 2017 14:59:31   #
awesome. Great job. Good patience doing this pattern.
Oct 1, 2017 15:14:03   #
krestiekrew wrote:
Just curious, would this work to double the cast on number for a wider scarf with no keyhole??
When casting on a different number of stitches (and/or working with a different yarn, or needle, or stitch... which would tend to change gauge), the effect of the variegated yarn would be different. However that different design may also be a pleasing colorpooling. Unfortunately I do not have time at the moment to test-knit your idea and report back to you. My thought would be to experiment... try it and see... nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Here's an idea that I read on this forum a while ago: There is an online calculator... at a website called Planned/Intentional Pooling: plannedpooling dot com. It provides a quicker estimate than knitting a swatch of several inches.
- To simulate my scarf, I entered: 3 colors, 20 stitches in each color change, 28 stitches per row. The results looked pretty much like my scarf.
- Then to simulate your idea, I entered: 3 colors, 20 stitches in each color change, 56 stitches per row. The result is a shorter, wider argyle... NICE!
That said, 58 stitches yields an even prettier design. Try playing with this planned pooling calculator, and see the difference that even 1 stitch per row (or a slight change in gauge) can make.
krestiekrew wrote:
Was this just one skein of yarn you used? It said 3 colors is why I am asking. Thanks.
Yes, this was one skein of variegated yarn, which contained 3 colors of approximately 24" length for each color before the next color change.
Oct 1, 2017 15:59:36   #
Oct 1, 2017 16:22:41   #
Hey Sherry, you're welcome! That plannedpooling website is a helpful timesaver... virtual planning.

If you decide to make a 56-stitch (or 58-stitch) scarf or something similar, you'll need a second skein of yarn. The "Red Heart, With Love" yarn which I used comes with 230 yards on a skein (211m) and I would estimate that I used 200 - 215 yards, with 15 - 30 yards remaining.
Oct 1, 2017 18:05:01   #
Nicely done.
Oct 2, 2017 08:13:21   #
HappieGram (a regular here)
You did a great job! I love colorpooling.
And thank you for the details.😊
Oct 2, 2017 09:06:12   #
johannecw (a regular here)
It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all that information about it. I definitely need to learn about color pooling!
Oct 2, 2017 09:57:09   #
eppe (a regular here)
thanks for sharing
Oct 2, 2017 11:06:33   #
very pretty. such a pretty color
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