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 would work really well for this colorway.
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 this colorway on Stained Glass Sock, which is a soft and squishy 2-ply yarn made of 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon. The thing that makes Stained Glass Sock uniquely wonderful is that one ply is made of white wool while the other alternates between black and white, so when I dye the yarn, it looks like leaded stained glass. Each 100 gram skein has 400 yards.
Van Gogh's Starry Night on Stained Glass Sock
Assigned Pooling Colorway
400 yards / 3.5 oz / 2 plies
80% superwash merino / 20% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
Van Gogh's Starry Night would go beautifully with Freedom Blue or Annunciation Blue.
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