Splashes of color on variegated fabrics. Modern shapes. Stitches that mimic embroidery.
Since we first we spied Dawn Barker’s dramatic assigned-pooling designs, we’ve been obsessed.
Now we’re collaborating with Dawn on a collection inspired by the Pop Art movement – 8 Tosh-style assigned pooling yarns that showcase Dawn’s remarkable knitwear designs.
Invented by fellow Texan, artist Dawn Barker, assigned pooling lets you pair yarn with dramatic color changes and special stitches that “pop” those color transitions. Everyday Objects will work with Dawn’s complete library of assigned pooling patterns.
- 100% Superwash Merino wool
- Fingering weight | single-ply
- 420 yards | 384 meters
- 26 - 30 sts = 4in or 10cm | US 1 - 2 or 2.25 - 2.75mm
- 21 - 32 sts = 4in or 10cm | US B1 - E4 or 2.25 - 3.5mm
- Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, air dry flat
- Hand-Dyed in Texas from wool ethically sourced in South Africa
ABOUT DAWN BARKER
Dawn Barker is the creative force behind the new knitting technique, assigned pooling. Through countless hours exploring the dynamics of color pooling and textured stitches, she developed this compelling knitting method to make the most of hand-dyed yarns. A lifelong fiber lover and fine artist, Dawn started Barker Wool in 2017 to share her hand-dyed fine yarns and clean, modern knitting designs with the world. She lives in Amarillo, Texas with her husband and two sons.
WHAT IS ASSIGNED POOLING?
Invented by Dawn Barker, assigned pooling pairs hand-dyed yarn with bold color changes and special stitches that “pop” color transitions. The result is fabrics with splashy daubs of color that resemble embroidery. Dawn’s assigned pooling technique has attained cult status in the knitting world and established her as a major innovator in the industry.