April 8, 2014

139 How To Do Planned Pooling and A Giveaway To Try It Yourself!









This post is re-blogged from a post made earlier this year as an entry for the Deramores Blog Awards 2014.  Scroll down to enter a BIG YARN GIVEAWAY where you can try Planned Pooling yourself!



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As you may know from reading my blog, I fell in love the new fingering weight sock yarn Rowan Fine Art (click here to buy this yarn at Deramores.com)


My Fine Art Tee is blogged here.




My Fine Art Hood is blogged here.





But did you know that Fine Art has a big brother: Fine Art Aran?




To be honest, I found the color palettes to be rather outrageous compared to the Fine Art!  First, I really don't go for highly variegated yarns.  Second, the colors in the particular skein I had seemed to be such a mish mash, I didn't know how on earth they could ever knit up well.

That being said, they do look good together in this parrot!




But I didn't want to look like a parrot.

There are currently eight shades in this 50% wool, 25% alpaca, 20% mohair, 5% silk blend.  Note: fingering weight Fine Art has no alpaca, but 25% polyamide instead (ideal for socks).

Can you guess my colorway?




One of the reasons I'm not into variegated yarns is how the colors can pool in odd ways.  This can be seen in a couple of the garments from the Fine Art Aran Mini-Collection (available from Deramores.com here):


Van Gogh (original pattern is Moonlight by Kim Hargreaves)

But it looks quite mesmerizing in the free pattern, Jupiter, available from the Rowan website:




These types of  yarn can go so crazy in some places, but less in others because the skeins are "space-dyed" with high-contrast colors. 

You can tell a space-dye when you have really stark changes of colors, usually hand-dyed on the skein, as in Fine Art Aran.




This is done to great effect in self-striping sock yarns where one yarn creates intentional striping colorwork.



How on earth do they manage to do that, you ask?  Planned Pooling!!  Basically, if you know the width of the item you are going to knit (and a sock is generally a predictable width), you can dye yarn so that it pools together to make a pattern.

WOWZERS, WATERMELONS!!

From knitpurlgirl

But how about working it backwards?  Can you take a space-dyed yarn and figure out the pattern it will make?  YES, and I'm going to show you how.

Karla Steubing (a.k.a. Statnerd on Ravelry) is the queen of Planned Pooling on the internet:






Luckily for us, there are calculators on the web for this...




HOW TO DO IT

1. Open up your skein (or pull many lengths of your ball and loop it into a skein) to see the color order, starting anywhere.

I saw 12 colors, in a 6-color repeat:
Green - Orange - Green - Blue - Purple - Blue 

NOTE: Make sure to measure each wave of color, even if they repeat themselves, the hand-dyer may have made some of them different lengths!




2. Make a swatch (about 30 sts wide), and record how many stitches each color band takes.  It will be a bit different each time the color comes up, so take an average.  

This is where my note above came in handy... one "orange" was 7 stitches, but the other was 9!





3. Start knitting again for a few rows (maybe 50 sts this time) and double- check your stitch counts.  If you are falling short most of the time, decrease the number of sts in that color band.  It's much easier to loosen stitches than to tighten them, believe me.

4. Go to a planned pooling calculator site by searching for "planned pooling".  "Add a color" until you have enough, then go through the color wheel to pick the perfect hues.  End by filling in the number of stitches for each color.






5. Start a "virtual" knit.  Change the stitch count by one to see the magical changes!







6. IMPORTANT: I don't think a knitter wrote this program, honestly.  A knitter's chart starts at the bottom right and goes left.  Well... this chart reads like a book.  The fix this, turn it 180 degrees, clockwise.




7. Cast-on your determined stitch count and knit!  You can use the print-out as a chart (much like a colorwork chart), or you can just memorize the number of stitches you need for each color.

NOTE: It is important that you keep to the number.  If you come out with less stitches, pull the stitches very tight until you come close.  If you come out with more stitches, loosen them up to get to the right number.

8. If you eventually find yourself off by a stitch, that's ok.  I left out a stitch 1/3 through and didn't notice until much later, but the eye can't see the difference.  Don't do this too often though, you will notice eventually!





Now, one of the problems with a fun planned pooling project like this is that you're making squares/rectangles... and there are a limited number of projects that use this shape, right?

I thought about sewing it into a cowl, much like Life Lackadaisical's in-the-round "swatch cowls", which came out quite nice.  But would I lose the planned pooling showcase?





I thought about a messenger bag.  Cool, but a lot more work and having to find contrast yarn...



Cocoknits Felted Messenger Bag

I thought about a pillow with a fabric backing, but it might shock you to know that my living room does not look like this.  ;)  Yes, sadly I live in Montreal, not Hawaii.





And then I thought... if it's called "Fine Art", let's make it literally into fine art!

I bought a $3 canvas at the "Dollar" store:





I gathered my tools.





I started nailing, making sure to weave the nail through the yarn strands so it caught.









It took A LOT of nails.  I gave up at some point, because really, it was okay, I wasn't going to sell it.







OR WAS I?!  :)




AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

I have 5 skeins of Fine Art Aran to give away in another crazy great Planned Pooling colorway, Bolero.  There will be 2 grand prizes of 2 skeins, and 1 second prize of 1 skein.




All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and comment on how you choose to follow it!

(To follow my blog by e-mail or Bloglovin', just scroll to the top of the page and click under my header or in my sidebar.  The e-mail link will also show the RSS feed.)




The contest is open until Wednesday, April 23.  When you comment, give me your Ravelry name or some way to reach you.

Click here to leave a comment about how you follow my blog and enter the giveaway!

This blog entry is my submission to the Deramores Blog Awards 2014.  Deramores is the UK's number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies.





139 comments:

  1. That is amazing! :) And I actually like the colors.

    Purlescence from Ravelry

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  2. Dayana, I follow you on FB and Twitter and Ravelry.... Heck, I'll follow you anywhere for yarn! ;) ~ Holly

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  3. LOVE this post. So interesting. I follow your blog by RSS feeds.

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  4. Hi Dayana, I also live in Montreal and I follow your blog regularly on Bloglovin, so I don't miss out on any of your posts.

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  5. This is very interesting, I follow by email. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  6. Hi Dayana! I follow your blog by email, and I also follow you on Facebook and Pinterest! I'd never even heard of planned pooling until I read your post! Thanks for the valuable info!

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  7. Hi Dayana. I follow you on fb and pinterest but am going to sign up for email alerts to your blog so I don't miss anything. PS, Happy Spring!

    Kim Wilson from facebook

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  8. Hi Dayana! It's beautiful yarn! I am now following your blog via email :) Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  9. Dayana, I can't wait to try this! I follow you on FB and have signed up for email alerts for your blog.

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  10. OmG! this is magic!!!!!!I follow you on ravelry and I read your blog =) oh! and I follow u on Pinterest =)
    Thank you so much for a giveaway, very generous of you =)

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  11. I subscribe by email. Interesting post. Never knew this.

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  12. What an interesting idea... Rav ID:TheNaggingKnitter

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  13. hi dayana, i follow you by email, at ravelry and fb. and i Need this beautiful yarn :-)

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  14. Literally, the greatest article ever! <333 I can't wait to try out this technique.

    I'm "manakhq" on ravelry.

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  15. Hi Dayana - originally spotted your awesome alterations in customizing knitting on Ravelry (Freija) and have followed you where possible since - puzzles me when you sleep - seems you are so productive that sleeping is impossible :-) - would love the yarn give away

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    1. The consensus is that I have knitting elves that work overnight. ;)

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  16. Your art piece looks great . In fact, I think you ought to keep going and do the whole wall. When I crocheted I kept on buying variegated yarns. I loved how they looked in the skeins, but I seldom liked how they worked up. Still, I kept buying them. (I'm not known for my ability to learn a lesson quickly. Or slowly.) Knitting is better, but I always dread that point right in the middle of a project when the pattern would change from pooling to flashing, I love the look of planned pooling, but haven't taken the time to try it myself.
    I'm KittenWhiplash on rav and follow you thru blogger. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. If only, that would be pretty impressive all over a wall! There are several other patterns from the pooling I'd love to try, especially the totally vertical one, blows the mind. Thanks for following and entering!

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  17. Hi Dayana...I follow you on Facebook...I'm french and I really love what you do....Wonderful skeins...and wonderful technique...Thanks

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  18. Hi Dayana, I follow you on Bloglovin and Facebook and I've ticked the Get Notifications thingy as I don't want to miss any new photos! I love seeing your posts. When I'm at work bogged down in spreadsheets I sneak a peak and get my knitting fix!
    You can reach me on Facebook - Rachael Furneaux.
    Thanx

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  19. Hi Dayana, I follow your blog on Ravelry and FB. Love your creativity.
    Thanks :)

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  20. How fabulous, I'd no idea this was possible and would love to try it out! I've read your blog for a while and we're about to start the same KAL on Ravelry (wiltshirelady) :)

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    1. So happy you follow, wiltshirelady! Loving the KAL right now, can't wait for the first clue. :)

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  21. Hi Dayana, I love how this piece turned out! I never even knew about planned pooling until I read your blog! I am also not a fan of random variegated yarn so I will try this out next time I have some. I follow you on FB and Pinterest. I'm Airendaie on Rav xx

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  22. Hi Dayana, I follow you on Facebook, Tumblr and get email updates for your blog. I love your work, so "me". I think that your blog is brilliant, it is so clearly presented as well as informative. Good luck, Judy PS I use Deramores and thet are a great internet company to deal with :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, I am so happy you like the blog. I only wish Deramores had some Fine Art Aran for sale today, but at least they have the booklet. :) Maybe soon!

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  23. Dayana,
    I began following you on Ravelry, then through Facebook and will now do it through Bloglovin'. Your knitting definitely inspires me in mine. This is the first article I've read on planned pooling. I'd love to give it a try. I am danielsj on Ravelry.

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  24. Dayana, even with a free gift of this beautiful yarn, I could never hope to achieve what you have ! But I would still love the yarn :) I have your blog bookmarked, with a shortcut on my desktop. I am finishing my job tomorrow, then two weeks off, then my new job is just 2 days per week, so maybe I would have time to experiment !!!!! But then I would have to message you every second of the day for help :)

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    1. Haha Jill, you are a keeper! That's ok, I can take the constant messaging, lol. :)

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  25. Hi Dayana! I follow you through email and Bloglovin so I don't miss anything! I love your posts and your latest artwork is stunning!

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    1. Thanks Vicki! Recently I heard a big crash and the poor thing had fallen down. I spent a lot of time nailing the yarn to the canvas, but didn't bother to nail into the wall very well at all!! :P

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  26. Hi, I follow you on Ravelry. Love your planned pooling....very mathematical...and I love a challenge.

    Barbme

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    1. Now THIS is what I love to hear, someone who loves a knitting challenge! That's my bread and butter. See you over in the Rowan KAL. :)

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  27. Hi, I follow you on Facebook and Ravelry and now by email. I love your blog, so informative. I would love to try planned pooling!

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    1. my ravelry name is genevievep

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    2. Yay, it worked! Got you down, thanks for being a follower!

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  28. I follow you on Bloglovin. Fascinating subject! I'm planning to try out your technique on some of my sock yarns in hopes that I won't suffer from the dreaded 'but-it-looked-so-lovely-in-the-skein-itis'

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    1. Oh, excellent! Do write to me if you ever do it, I'd LOVE to see.

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  29. Hello, I follow you by email. Love this lesson on planned pooling,
    I'm Quinn42 on Ravelry.

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  30. Interesting technique and I am eager to try it. My first pair of socks that I knitted pooled badly. After calling Jimmy Beans wool to find out my problem they instructed me to change the stitch count. When I knit them again the stripes magically appeared.
    I am quilterdawn on Ravelry

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    1. Hi quilterdawn!! Yes, it is amazing what 1 stitch difference can do. It also shows us how regular our knitting is or isn't (which is something we might not want to find out, actually). Ha.

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  31. I follow your Blog all the time. You give some really fascinating tips and ideas. I think I sent a message to you about the pooling, but just encase you don't receive it, I'll post the question here. When pooling and going for x amount of stitches in one colour before moving to the next colour, does it mean hundreds of knots on the wrong side. Or am I not understanding quite how pooling works??
    I would love to win those scrummy skeins of wool. The colours would look wonderful on my little granddaughter.

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    1. The yarn isn't cut at all, that piece only has 2 ends to weave in, the start and finish! Cool, huh?

      Basically you are treating each length of color as a piece of yarn that has to be knit X number of stitches every time you come to it. If the magic number for the blue is "7", knit it for 7 stitches and tighten or loosen the stitches as required to make them fit. Then, when you get to orange, its magic number is "9", say, make sure to knit 9 stitches with it before you reach the next color.

      Hope that explains it a little better and thanks so much for visiting!

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  33. I learn so much from you! Thank you!

    I am Ciardasully on Ravelry.

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  34. This looks really interesting....love it. I follow you on Raverly....I am annegreengables on Raverly....

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  35. I subscribed to your email list.
    knittingdancer on Ravelry

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  36. This is a technique I've been interested in for a while, and I hope to dive into now that you've broken it down. Thanks for the info! ~erindee5575 on Ravelry

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  37. I subscribe by email and follow on Facebook. Love Rowan yarns!
    lindarumsey on Ravelry

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  38. I've been following you on Bloglovin for a while. I love your blog. Such an awesome giveaway since I am a fan of random pooling:).

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    1. Oh then you are in for a treat with this yarn! Best of luck. I MIGHT find another batch to giveaway very soon.... ;)

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  39. What an excitement! I would really like to play with this technique, if I am lucky enough to win. Thank you for the giveaway - what a treat!

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  40. How clever you are. I'd love to try this. Venice1093 on Ravelry.

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  41. I friended you on Ravelry so I can get to your blog from there. Does that count? Hope so.
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

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  42. I am just amazed at how planned pooling works! Sumac on Rav

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  43. I follow you on facebook, I subscribe to your email and have friended you on ravelry, lanelynn thankyouuuuuu!!!!!

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  44. I follow your blog through Feedly! Love reading all your posts! I'm Junglewife on Ravelry.

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  45. I had no idea about planned pooling. Very interesting!
    I just followed you via email. My email starts with lmecoll.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  46. Hi Dayana. I follow you and on Bloglovin'. The reason is that you use Rowan yarns, which I absolutely love and you give me great ideas! Thank you!! My ravelry name is Wldnovacat

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    1. So happy you love Rowan yarns. I hope I can keep giving you great ideas on how to use them. :)

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  47. Love the planned pooling!! I signed up to follow your blog and friended you on Ravelry. I am tambourinegirl on Ravelry.
    Thanks for making available giveaway of the beautiful yarn!

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  48. I have been following your blog by email, and I also have "liked" your FB page! My Rav name is aersknits. :) Cool giveaway!

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  49. Hi Dayana, I am following you by e-mail. My reavely name: giselaclasen.

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  50. I follow your blog by email. my ravelry name is hodges00

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  51. WOW, love the colors - and would love to "play" with some of this yarn :)
    mrussell13 on RAV.

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  52. I follow your blog by email,and I also follow you on Facebook,Twitter and pintrest.you happen to be giving away one of the two colors I'd love to try.thanks for the giveaway! Grannysticks on ravelry.

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  53. I have been following your blog via ravelry. I always get excited to see new pages because of the information you provide (it's very clear) and how your love of knitting comes through in your writing.

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    1. Thanks, what a lovely compliment, made my day! :) Best of luck.

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  54. Ever since we crossed paths testing that hat years ago, I always like seeing what you're up to in Ravelry. Then I started following in FB and in Pinterest. I really like how you used this yarn to create a piece of art. Good luck in the blog awards!

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    1. I've been stalking the awards, it's fun to see new blogs just by looking at the entries! What I didn't realize is that most people are from the UK (I think) and most people primarily crochet.

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  55. I follow you right here! Ragdoll on Ravelry

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  56. I have been a fan of yours on Ravelry for several years, and am thrilled to see how much you've grown and how much you inspire other people. Thanks for the give away! My fingers are crossed :) (Stefanotis on Ravelry)

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  57. I am following you on Bloglovin' Thanks for the Giveaway hope I win.

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  58. I am simply amazed by how beautiful that yarn is! I am definitely intrigued by this article and love the way you inspired me!
    Thanks for the chance on this giveaway. (sweetsticks on Ravelry)

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  59. Hey, following via e-mail. Love giveaways! Thanks!!! Yea.

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  60. Thanks so much for this give-away. I am impressed by your planned pooling project. The result is beautiful. Would love to try out this Rowan yarn. Liz Washburn

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  61. I follow on FB. Thanks for this chance, love your blog !

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  62. I follow you through email.

    needles123 on Ravelry

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  63. This is absolutely brilliant! I can't wait to try this out. Thanks so much for sharing. Love your blog. Following via bloglovin'.
    beartifix from Ravelry

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  64. Hi!!! I follow you on Tumblr and my Ravelry name is stupidknitting

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  65. I like you wherever I find you!! Sasse at Ravelry... Susan Ruxton Cameron at Facebook!!

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  66. You have a big list of people stalking you :D I already do on Facebook and ravelry and now here ;) And I do like those colours although I have no idea what I would do if I will win one.

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  67. I'm following you on bloglovin', and now that I've found you I'm going to start following you on ravelry! I'm laineyhf on ravelry.

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  68. I follow you through e-mail. Your blog is so beautiful, colourful and very, very well organised. An inspiration. I've never worked with Rowan Fine Art Aran and I would love to. Good luck! I'm friendly-magpie on Ravelry and Carmen Wright on Facebook.

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    1. Thank you, I love knocking myself out with color! I'm glad it translates, hee hee.

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  69. Oh wow, this is amazing! I had no idea it was possible to do this at all! I love the colours too :) I follow you in feedly and my email is blondie19012k(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. I follow your posts by email so that I don't miss anything. I also follow you, and everyone else, on the Rowan Love group. I also look in on Facebook from time to time. The planned pooling is amazing. I've wondered how it could be done when I made watermelon socks and I appreciate the tutorial and the pictures to explain the mystery, Good luck with the Deramore's blog contest.

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    1. Thanks Joanne! I'm jealous you got to make those watermelon socks. I hear the yarn is hard to get a hold of!

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  71. Great post! Finally I got a clear idea about pooling! I'm subscribing by email. Lovely yarn and thank you for hosting a giveaway (always a good thing in every season!).
    asteride on Ravelry

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  72. I loved this post.
    I follow your blog by bloglovin'
    The yarn in this give-away is gorgeous- what a great choice for it.

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  73. I would knit a small cushion for my small granddaughter Bellé to lay her head on in her new Child's Beanie chair

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  74. Brilliant!!! I love this now I never need to perfect my shoddy fairisle technique! I'm definitely going to have to look at a planned pool calculator, i never knew such a thing existed! Thanks x x (I'm following you on facebook and wordpress) :)

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    1. Yes, do! I couldn't include the link to the calculator in the post because of the blog contest rules, but if you click on the first link it will bring you to the original post with the direct link.

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  75. Oh, so pretty!
    I follow you on Facebook.
    My Rav ID: Jessehelen

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  76. Wow! this is really cool. I had heard that this was possible, and someone in my knitting group was making something like this, but I didn't have a chance for her to explain how it works. Thanks for making this informative post!

    I'm following you on my RSS feed now! :)

    andreabrightside on Ravelry

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  77. I've seen this done before, but hadn't realized there are calculators for it. How cool!

    I just added you to my RSS reader.

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  78. This is fantastic, and oh soooo cool. I follow you by email.

    sherryglover1 on RAV

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  79. Wow! Had no idea you could do this! I can't wait to give it a try. I am following your blog via e-mail. Thanks so much for a chance to win. This is so cool, I had to call my daughter so she could check the color pooling. I'm just blown away by the whole concept, very nice work! I am Nemo15 on Ravelry

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    1. Neat! It's true that a lot of people have *seen* it happen in their knitting, but didn't know they could plan for it. So glad you enjoyed the post.

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  80. I follow by email biscottibet on ravelry.

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  81. You're in my bookmarks and I pop along every couple of weeks to read what you've been up to :-)
    www.extremeknittingredhead.blogspot.co.uk

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  82. I follow through Blogger. That yarn is gorgeous!
    jordyndunaway on Rav

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  83. The art turned out wonderfully! I've always seen skeins of yarn with crazy color combos like that and had no idea what to do about that. I love the planned pooling concept! I follow the blog via e-mail. I am Sabinasan on Ravelry.

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  84. This is awesome! *follows* I'm ProtectobotsFTW on Tumblr or ScrapdragonStudio on Ravelry :)

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  85. Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway Dayana! I follow you through email. I'm allthatcakeknit on rav =)

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  86. This technique is awesome, I've never actually seen this before! I follow you via email subscription. My rivalry name is trinaaultman. What a beautiful yarn.

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  87. Great post! Looking forward to learning more from you, now that I'm following you by e-mail. I'm nicewitch on Ravelry.

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  88. I follow you on Feedly and Facebook.

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  89. Hello !
    I discovered you through the fabulous freija pattern. I found some pictures of it directly on google image, and that was it. It's the first project that motivated me enough to get started into adult knitwear. I love that yarn and would love to try out that technique. I'm Araigne on ravelry and follow you via email.
    Thanks for having triggered that step forward in my knitting !

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    1. Oh wow, that is wonderful! I'm so happy to have given you a bit of inspiration to dive in. I started knitting because I never could find sweaters that were fitted but long enough for my arms. Freija was the ultimate result of exactly why I wanted to knit!

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  90. Hi I follow you through email TCURN95....i live in Texas and love your blog. I think that you have some really creative ideas. I actually like the art idea and am going to try it. I have a new office with a blank wall. Now all I need is the yarn, hint hint.

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  91. I follow by email. I never knew about this technique and I have been knitting for yonks! Sandrada on Ravelry

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    1. Ok Sandra -- I am going to try to incorporate 'yonks' into a sentence a day this week. Love it!

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  92. Oh my gosh! I love this! I would have never thought about making it into wall art!! I signed up by email to follow your blog. Thanks!
    gussek on Ravelry

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  93. Since the demise of Google Reader, I follow using Feedly. My rav name is betshsu.

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  94. I follow you on bloglovin That yarn looks so fun!

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  95. I follow you on pinterest

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  96. I follow via bloglovin
    Amazing giveaway!
    Anna

    anna_k67@yahoo.com

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  97. Bloglovin follower.
    Rav Id: RareJewel

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  98. Hi, I follow you on Twitter, Ravelry and just joined up to Bloglovin' :) My user name on ravelry is scusi. The yarn is beautiful .

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    1. Hi Carol, thanks! I see you are in the Rowan KAL, too. :)

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  99. I feel tempted to enter, since those Bolero skeins look pretty amazing!! :D (and Rowan is always a good choice ;) )
    I have been following you through Ravelry, Bloglovin and your Facebook page :) Don't miss a post I have to confess.
    I am Asimina and my Ravelry ID is Plektou. :)

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  100. Hi....I follow you by email and on Ravelry.

    JKnits51 on Ravelry

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  101. Hi! I'm kaepora on ravelry and I love this blog! I follow you by email :)

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  102. Hey, I chose to follow you with e-mail. I've been lurking on your blog posts for a while through the Mouline group. :)

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  103. Hi, I'm tamsinb on ravelry, and I'm following you by email. Your post about planned pooling was intriguing, I had seen a previous picture of your work and had no idea how it was done. Even if I don't win the Rowan fine art yarn, I may finally have a use for that ball of sock yarn I bought in gorgeous colours that looked foul knitted up. Thank you!

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  104. That was very interesting and I love your sense of humor in presenting the information :-) I just followed you by email but will look for you on Ravelry as well where I am Elizabeth33c!

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  105. I really like the colorway you're giving away! I have a soft spot for colorful birds. :) And colorful scarfs! I can already picture the scarf I would make with the yarn.
    I follow you on Bloglovin'. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    I'm Berrycah on Ravelry. :)

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  106. I will be following by e-mail. This post is coooool! Would love to have the patience to figure this out for myself.

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  107. So cooool Dajana and a great idea. I read your post on facebook and also you are in my friends in ravelry. I like your knitting work and love your notes in your projects.

    Love and hugs,, Susanne (shannara13)

    I will give pooling a try....I love the color in the yarn and that gives me a wonderful idea to work with them *hahaha*

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  108. I follow you on Ravelry and Facebook. I would love to give the yarn a nice home in my yarn stash. Can't wait for just the right project to come along for it.

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  109. I follow you on Facebook and very often click through from links to your blog to find out what you've been up to, which is usually fascinating! Also Ravelry via various Rowan boards especially Rowan Love. Ravelry name is ejpetley.

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  110. I follow on Bloglovin', and just found you through the ravelry Mouline forum. I've been going through your blog posts and they are really amazing! (rav: thornythistle)

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  111. Thank you for being such a great mentor. I follow your blog on emai.
    cocosummer8 on Rav

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  112. Awesome new blog i stumbled upon just today! I chose to follow via Bloglovin and Google/Google+? !!! Found u on Ravelry too! My Ravelry name is: thefirstdark. Yayayayay! lol

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