This yarn was just the current Christmas print of red, white, and green in Red Heart Super Saver 5 oz. A friend was making a pair of slippers from it, and we could see the pattern forming. I had an entire skein so just started with her stitch count and needle size. It has 44 stitches of K2, P2 ribbing on size 7 needles. The scarf finished about 48" long.
I wonder if any Red Heart that has only three colors might have the same length of color runs and make the same great pattern when done with the above formula.
Has anyone else had experience with accidental color pooling? I want to try another 3 color variegated yarn and see if I can make it happen again!
Love it,must give it a try!
Did you have to "organise" it a bit. No shame in that of course, still great that it can be done. As you call it "accidental" I guess you didn't. No I have never had that happen. I have had a bit of interesting stuff happen but never anything as good as that. Thanks for passing it on.
Wonderful surprise pooling!!!
Wow! I love that. I have had interesting patterns from colour pooling with crocheted items but never quite like yours. I have some spare yarn which I could play with so may take up knitting again for a short time to see if
I could replicate your pattern. I love the small white square "dots" in the cross-overs etc.
You've now got the whole world of knitters reaching for their varigated yarn. Well done!
No! I didn't arrange anything. I assumed my friend had been lucky and had accidentally started at just the right part of the yarn pattern, but mine worked out the first try. My husband, an engineer, says it's mathematical and would work every time with this yarn. I'm not convinced, but am fascinated that the scarf, which is the same width all the way start to finish, has various sized argyles in different areas. BTW- my friend is a much looser knitter than I am, and still got a similar result! I can't quite wrap my brain around it, but I'm not complaining!
No idea, but that is a lovely scarf. ...
I agree with your husband that it is mathematical. That doesn't mean I am right. It seems to me that if you cast on a different number of stitches it would not work out. Did your friend who knits looser than you use the same number of stitches.? Does not quite make sense if hers turned out the same as yours.
Are you able to measure the length of each colour, assuming each is the same length, but maybe not, for us?
We don't all have Red Heart brand but have other brands, bought some time ago, so some may match your
colour length and some may not, but they will make other patterns also. I just measured some I have and
they are all over the place, 5 inches, 2 inches, 7 inches, just random measurements so not sure if it would work out like yours had. I would have to try it to see.