First off, I'm not an expert with this method. This is the first and only project I've done with color pooling. Different yarns will give different results. Everything depends on the width of your project, the length of the repeating pattern of the yarn, your stitch count and your personal tension. What worked perfectly for me, may have to be adjusted to work for you.
So basically what happens is, most variegated yarn has multiple colors that repeat regularly. If you plan it just right, you can get the colors to "pool" together forming a color pattern instead of coming out random. An interesting website you can experiment with is called Planned Pooling. I'd actually seen this kind of scarf before it recently hit Facebook. Amy Solovay has a pattern here that I had come across on Pinterest a while back that you should check out.
Here's how I made my scarf:
Yarn- Red Heart Super Saver Variegated, Antique
Stitch- Moss/Granite stitch from Moogly, they even have a video.
Beginning Chain- 22
I first tried a beginning chain of 24. It was close, but not quite right. I pulled it out and went down to a beginning chain of 22. Yay, 22 was my magic number! Remember to keep your tension consistent or it could skew your color pattern. This scarf is one whole skein of Red Heart yarn and it is 4.5 inches wide. I love how it has a cool argyle pattern, I'm definitely keeping this one for myself!
*UPDATE- I recently made this scarf again with the same color yarn. It wasn't working out the same as my first scarf. I realized the Red Heart variegated yarn has dye lots and it makes a difference! The colors were noticeably different as were the length of the different color sections. I did end up having to change the number of my beginning chain to get it to work.
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