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 Parker's beautiful patterns to see what I mean. I am also in the process of working up some patterns of my own.
I dyed this yarn on Squoosh DK yarn base using my Splashed and Speckled method, which means each skein contains the same colors but in different places, making each one unique.
Crocuses in Snow on Squoosh DK
Assigned Pooling Colorway
250 yards / 4 ounces / 4 plies
100% Extra-Fine Superwash Merino
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
Fire and Ice would look great with Forest Floor.
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