Pooling is a Cinch by Michele Bernstein

Pooling is a Cinch

February 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
218 yards (199 m)
20" circumference x 9.5" tall, easily adjusted
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Pooling’s a Cinch! And this convertible piece will please both hat and cowl lovers.

The stockinette stitch body is perfect for playing with assigned pooling. Worsted weight yarn knits up quickly, giving you a quick and successful introduction to this fun technique.

Choose a yarn that is meant to pool; you’ll want 6 to 8 inch (15-20 cm) runs of your pooling color. Sample yarn has 10 inch rainbow; the pink portion is about 4 inches. I concentrated the pink stitches, mostly, and let the other colors play out to the sides of each cluster. Each skein is unique. Your stitch count and gauge also affect your pooling.

Pattern includes link to video tutorial for the pooling stitch.

Pooling is a Cinch has a reverse stockinette rolled edge at top and bottom. A knit cord is threaded through a round of eyelets near the top. The cord is tied in a decorative bow on the cowl. The cord can also be cinched to convert the cowl to a hat.

Thank you to tech editor Jen Lucas, and model Sharon Hsu.

Love the pooling? Check out my bundle of pooling patterns!