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Used up this variegated yarn for give away.
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Jan 25, 2018 17:22:45   #
Rowesmary (a regular here)
 
First picture: my first attempt at a lap size blanket but it was too small so I frogged.
Second picture: both 36x40 but I sure wish the first pattern had prevailed.




 
Jan 25, 2018 18:00:07   #
Sukiesue
 
Well done for trying, can't get my head around pooling but would love to be able, I wouldn't have been able to frog the first one, it's lovely! 🐹
Jan 25, 2018 18:20:09   #
luvrcats
 
It really is different--but, the lucky recipient will be quite happy with the latter! It's the thought that counts! Lovely! What seems to make the pattern so different?
Jan 25, 2018 22:15:30   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Both look good to me!
Jan 26, 2018 08:41:33   #
quatrefoilknits
 
The argyle or plaid look in the first photo is known as "color pooling." The effect can be achieved with many variegated yarns which have a regular repeat. Color pooling projects are most often crochet but as you can see the concept works for knitting also. Red Heart brand has a list of their yarns which are conducive to color pooling, here.

One can experiment with the stitch size and number of stitches per row to produce color pooling. The free online calculator at Planned Pooling is very handy for this.

Here are just a few of the recent threads discussing knit planned pooling projects:
1) 2-color color-pooling scarf
2) 3-color color-pooling scarf
3) 8-color color-pooling scarf
4) 10-color-segment colorpooling scarf
5) Self-Patterned scarf
6) Yarn Pooling
7) Red heart super saver accidental pooling

Happy knitting!
Jan 26, 2018 09:06:50   #
Jo Lynn
 
Were these machine knit? The edges in the second picture are perfect. How did you prevent the blankets from curling along the edges?
 
Jan 26, 2018 09:26:44   #
kestrelz
 
very nice,
Jan 26, 2018 12:14:43   #
MKDesigner
 
Lovely. Which machine was this knit on?
Marge
Jan 26, 2018 14:39:22   #
randiejg (a regular here)
 
I was clicking around the web yesterday, and actually saw a (crochet) book (Yarn Pooling Made Easy) on how to intentionally do pooling with yarn. There was also a $5 The Pooling-On-Purpose Project (Knit Your Tail Off Book 1).
Jan 26, 2018 20:34:05   #
Reba1
 
That yarn pooling is why you will sometimes see someone post a sweater where the body has pooled beautifully in an argyle and then the patterning is lost once armhole decreases start. It's all dependent on # of stitches per row.

But you got some nice variegation going in the second attempts too! That's the wonderful thing about machine knitting, the though of frogging isn't quite so painful.
Jan 26, 2018 21:59:32   #
Rowesmary (a regular here)
 
MKDesigner wrote:
Lovely. Which machine was this knit on?
Marge


Brother 260.
 
Jan 29, 2018 23:09:31   #
aprilla
 
randiejg wrote:
I was clicking around the web yesterday, and actually saw a (crochet) book (Yarn Pooling Made Easy) on how to intentionally do pooling with yarn. There was also a $5 The Pooling-On-Purpose Project (Knit Your Tail Off Book 1).


Knit Your Tail Off Book 1
This title made me laugh :) Wonder what Book 2 could possibly be?
 
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