Assigned pooling progress

I started knitting another Shall We Dance cowl with the Cabana Boy from Yarn Snob, but my heart wasn’t in it.

I already have two of these cowls, and I wanted to play more with the yarn. Also, this kind of pooling requires me to actually look at my knitting to make sure the colors are stacking the way I want them to, and I like to read my kindle and not pay attention!

So I’m playing with assigned pooling. If the yarn is orange, it’s time for a sunburst! They’re slightly pink at the edges, because I want them to be 5 stitches wide. I like them! But, as is usual for my design process, I’m probably going to frog this (again!). I thought I’d like the rolled brim, but it wants to keep rolling, and that makes it hard for me to know when to start the crown shaping. I think I’ll like a sleeker k2p2 rib.

I’ll probably do a taller version of this criss-cross stitch, too. But for a baby size hat, with a rolled bottom. I think there’s enough yarn to do two hats (one adult, one baby), but I’m not sure yet. The play continues!

What are you knitting?

2 responses to “Assigned pooling progress

  1. Meredith Coelho

    So far I haven’t tried assigned pooling, but it looks like fun. I’m not sure if I can let go of my inner control freak enough to truly enjoy it. I guess there’s only one way to find out!

    • I have an inner control freak, too! I’m finding that the assigned pooling is much easier for me than planned pooling. I don’t have to try to force my gauge to make sure the pooling happens where I want it; I just pool when the yarn shows up!

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