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 it on Super Sport, which is a wonderfully squishy 80/20 superwash merino/nylon yarn perfect for hats, shawls, sweaters, and heavier weight socks for winter. It is a nice round 3-ply with great stitch definition.
Crocuses in Snow on Super Sport
Assigned Pooling Colorway
328 yards / 3.5 oz / 3 plies
80% superwash merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry.
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