Float by Dawn Barker


March 2021
Chasing Rabbits Fiber Co BFL Fingering
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1200 - 1250 yards (1097 - 1143 m)
One Size
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Float is a simple right triangle shawl and the first in a series of projects using the concept of Assigned Pooling.

Assigned Pooling occurs when a change in stitch and texture is assigned to changes in color within a skein of variegated yarn. In this case, simple Stockinette Stitch is assigned to the main color to create a backdrop for the cluster stitch assigned to the accent color.

Imagine little flowers floating on a river or in the wind.

Yarn​​ three skeins of Chasing Rabbits Fiber Co BFL Fingering in the colorway Blossom or approximately 1,200 yards of variegated fingering weight yarn.
See note at end regarding color choices.
Finished Measurements 70” wide x 45” deep after blocking.
Needles US size 4 (3.5 mm)
Gauge: 24 STS x 32 rows = 4” x 4” in Stockinette ST.

Every assigned pooling project will be as unique as the yarn you choose. Use these instructions as a basic guide, and let your creativity flow with the color changes in your variegated skein.

When choosing a variegated yarn that will work for Float, look for sections of accent color that run about ¼ of the total length of the hank. High contrast, whether in value, (light and dark), or in complement, (opposites on the color wheel), will have a higher impact. Simple combinations of two or three colors within a skein will make your texture stitches more noticeable. Lower contrast combinations and skeins with shorter, random color repeats and speckling will make it more difficult for the texture pattern to stand out.

Assigned Pooling is a way to embrace color pooling by letting the color changes have control of the texture pattern.