When I discovered Dawn Barker's amazing Assigned Pooling patterns, I kept thinking how perfect it would be to combine her pattern with Van Gogh's Starry Night, so I took my original Starry Night colorway and changed the placement of the colors to work for her Float Shawl.
I had my friend Natalie knit up the shawl, and it is absolutely gorgeous! The Float Shawl calls for 3 skeins of fingering-weight yarn. I also have a couple of my own assigned pooling patterns here that you might consider as well.
The yarn has all the blues and greens that form the background of Starry Night for three-quarters of the skein, and the remaining one-quarter is the beautiful golden yellow of the sun and stars in the painting.
I dyed it on Sock Perfection, which is made of 80% extra-soft merino and 20% nylon, making it perfect for socks or anything else you want to be machine washable and hard-wearing but still soft.
Starry Night on Sock Perfection
Assigned Pooling Colorway
450 yards / 3.5 oz / 4 plies
80% extra-fine merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry
Starry Night would go beautifully with Annunciation Blue or Brilliant Blue.
I have included photos of a the Float Shawl knit up in Sparkly Merino Sock.
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