CROCUSES IN SNOW Hand-Dyed Yarn on Sparkly Merino Sock - Assigned Pooling Version

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For several years, I have dyed Crocuses in Snow as a lovely speckled colorway in the early spring. This year, I decided to make a change and make Crocuses in Snow an assigned pooling colorway.

Three quarters of the skein is white with several kinds of purple speckles. The other quarter is a deep purple just like a beautiful crocus flower.

While this colorway can be used for any project, I made it especially with assigned pooling in mind. Assigned pooling is a new technique created by Dawn Barker that uses a skein of yarn with one quarter of the skein dyed one way and three quarters of the skein dyed in a distinctly different color or combination of colors. When you get to the portion that takes one quarter of the skein, you do something different. Take a look at Dawn Barker's beautiful patterns to see what I mean.

I also have a pattern of my own I created just for assigned pooling colorways like this one called The Long Way Round.

I used my Sparkly Merino Sock base, which is made of 92% superwash merino and 8% sparkly lurex. It's a lovely base for shawls and cowls and hats.

Crocuses in Snow on Sparkly Merino Sock
Garden Collection
Assigned Pooling Colorway
409 yards / 4 oz / 4 plies
92% superwash merino / 8% lurex
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry

Crocuses in Snow would look great with Purple Delight and Phantom of the Opera.

I included a couple photos of The Long Way Round that I knit using Crocuses in Snow on Super Sport to give you an idea of how it can work up. It's so much fun to make!

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