Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Planned Pooling

Statnerd from Ravelry has been keeping me up to date with her planned pooling projects. There's a whole group, Pooled Knits, devoted to it and oh my, this stuff is just magnificent!

One of her most recent projects is this ruffled scarf.

That's our colorway Zombie BBQ in Shepherd Worsted. Here's what she says about it on Rav:

NomNom! Zombie BBQ! PLanned pooling with short row side ruffles. 54 st. 12x2 ruffles.

planning 3 skeins - 2/3rds of one used so far.

Approx. width, 16 in.

This project uses the same approach as my Prism Pooling 3 scarf. With Zombie, I found that I needed 78 stitches in garter on size 9’s to get the argyle effect I wanted. I wanted fairly wide ruffles so decided to make them 12 stitches wide. Because each ruffle row will have two rows of knitting, I need to alot 24 stitches to each ruffle leaving 30 stiches in the middle section. So, you cast on 12 + 30 + 12 or 54 stitches. At the end of each row you turn, knit back 12 stitches, turn again, knit to the end, turn and then knit across the row. Expand the schema drawing on this project to full size to see how the 78 stitches are used up. 30 in the middle and 24 on each end knit in two rows.

Here's another one of her projects. This one is in Seaside and Edgewater.

The last one I'm going to show you today is in Tuscany.

I like this group. They are combining left and right brain stuff and making spectacularly pretty projects.


Stefanie said...

Freakin' clever!

Stefanie said...

They should write a book!

Lorna's Laces said...

For reals.

Jenn said...

That's just amazing!

Diane said...

If they wrote a book - they'd make a small fortune...and the yarn sales to go with it - amazing. I took a peek on Ravelry - amazing work. The yarn takes on a whole new life...

Mary Beth said...

Gosh, I'm not a pooling fan...but the plaid is awesome especially that first scarf....I'd make the plaid the star of the scarf somehow and let the ruffles be the back up singers in a coordinated solid...but that's just me and my knitting needles.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

zombie knitting!

blue girl said...

Really gorgeous!