You may have heard advice to alternate rows between two skeins of a hand-dyed yarn to avoid "pooling"; that's when the same colour keeps reappearing in the same place on your project, sometimes in a fun way but risking just looking like a splotch. But what if you "assigned" a different stitch texture every time you came to the contrast colour, making it a feature rather than a bug? That was designer and dyer Dawn Barker's thinking when she developed Assigned Pooling! Assigned Pooling can be done with any multicolour yarn that has one colour that stands out noticeably from the rest, but Dream in Colour has developed a stunning colour collection specifically to let this technique shine.

We have collected our favourite fingering-weight Assigned Pooling patterns for you here on Ravelry. Many of them are designed and shown in Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere Assigned Pooling colours, including those pictured above.

Smooshy with Cashmere is Dream in Color's most popular yarn base for every type of accessory – it’s easy to tell why once you feel, see and knit with it. The incredible stitch definition comes from just the right amount of twist. The brilliant sheen makes the jewel toned colours sparkle and shine. The combination of a super soft merino blended with a fine cashmere makes it a customer favourite for shawls, scarves and anything you want to wear close to your skin!

Content: 70% superwash merino wool, 20% fine cashmere, 10% nylon
Weight: 113 grams / 4 oz
Length: 365 meters / 400 yards
Gauge: 30-36 stitches per 4"/10cm
Suggested Needle Size: 2-2.75 mm / US 0-2
Care: Machine or hand wash gentle, lay flat to dry or 10 min in warm, not hot dryer

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Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere (30st) Assigned Pooling

Dream in Color

CAD $48.50
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