Pooling Yarn Challenge

Several have written that they want to participate in the Pooling Yarn Challenge but do not have a blog.  That’s ok!  Join in the fun and get entered in the chance to win a $50 gift certificate from The Loopy Ewe!

If you don’t have a blog and want to play, you can share your photos by placing them on a free photo sharing site and then adding that link box when I put it up.  Or, as a last chance possibility, send me the photos and I’ll upload them on my site but please, please, please . . only do that as a last ditch effort.  I don’t want anyone to miss out because you can’t share your link.

Not much progress has been made but socks have been started using the Wollmeise (#2) in my pictures. I see a little pooling possibility here . . do you see it just a little?

Pooling Maybe

It may end up being more like diagonal striping instead of pooling.  Whether it pools or not, I love this color!


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    Love the colors too! Did u also do the 64 stitches on that yarn and play around with needle size to get what you want or are you waiting til you go a little further? I don’t know if I would have the patience to swatch every yarn out first I am just so awful with patience!!! That’s my downfall…

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      I started with 60 stitches on 2.25 mm needles. I’ll do an inch or so and see how it’s looking. If no pooling, I’ll try again with 64 stitches.

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    Inka says

    I read in a German blog if the diagonal stripes circulate to the left you have to use more stitches, if the stripes go to the right you have to use less stitches for lots of pooling. This is the blog, just look at all these awesome socks: http://socken-stricken.com/
    Greetings from Germany, Inka

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    lynne quinsland says

    interesting inka. good tip. i haven’t knit in a WHILE–a LONG while. this challenge is just the thing to get me going again–i want to win the gift certificate LOL but, i also want a new pair of socks and this is just the motivation i need. i know what yarn i want to use, but have to see if i can find both skeins of it. with moving recently, finding anything is a gamble. these skeins are pretty and were a moment from a trip i took.

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    EagleKnits says

    I bought my yarn today — it’s shades of blue with a sparkly silver thread running through it. 🙂 Now I have to remember to take a picture before I swatching it!