What is self pooling yarn?
The term “pooling” is used when the colors of a semi-solid, speckled or variegatedyarn all come together in the same place in a knitted fabric. It is easier to illustrate this concept in a picture with a variegated yarn: Here is a perfect example of “pooling”.
How does planned pooling work?
Planned pooling is a technique where you intentionally work the colors of variegated yarn making a design or color effect while working your project. Planned pooling has taken some work to figure out the ‘math’ of the yarn to get it to work the way that you want.
How do you stop color pooling?
To avoid pooling, simply alternate two skeins of yarn every row or even every two rows. If you’re working in the round, do the same, and follow this for tips on how to carry the yarn up the inside of the piece as you work.
Can you knit planned pooling?
Planned pooling, or intentional pooling, is the technique of using the repeating color sequence of your yarn to make geometric patterns in your knitting or crochet. A quick search on Ravelry or Pinterest will show you dozens of eye popping projects using planned pooling.
What does pooling mean in knitting?
Pooling is when colors clump together and knit up into big splotches, AKA pools or puddles, of color. Flashing is similar to pooling in that colors clump but will stripe and move around like a bolt of lightening in your knitting.