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The shallow end of the pool

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This möbius cowl was designed to be a simple introduction to the art of “planned pooling”, where you knit a piece of fabric at just the right width to make the colours line up and “pool”. This technique can create simple bands of colour or elaborate argyle patterns; for some amazing examples go to www.plannedpooling.com/ or www.ravelry.com/groups/pooled-knits. Gladys We has some excellent explanations of how to plan your pooling, and how to choose a suitable yarn (with some great photos to boot) find her tutorials here: www.ravelry.com/designers/gladys-we or www.socksummit.com/images/Planned_Pooling_handout.pdf. This pattern can easily be adapted to a wrap (knit a wider, shorter cowl) or a gradient scarf or shawl (cast off the ends rather than grafting them together).