Madelinetosh and assigned pooling inventor, artist and fellow Texan, Dawn Barker of Barker Wool, joined forces to offer Tosh-style assigned pooling yarns with Barker Wool’s dramatic pattern designs. n keeping with Madelinetosh's ethos to partner with women innovators in the yarn industry.
These limited edition colors are sold in 2-skein pairs, the amount needed for most of Dawn's patterns. Tosh Merino Light, Fingering weight, 100% Merino, 420 yards
Are you familiar with the gorgeous knitting-and-dye technique, assigned pooling (AP)? When you assign different stitches to a bold color change in variegated yarn, it results in fabrics with irresistible dabs of color.
The MT x Barker Wool collection was inspired by the Pop Art movement. The color Marilyn is a tribute to Andy Warhol’s photographic screen-printed portraits of Marilyn Monroe. Seated Ballerina references Pop Artist Jeff Koons’ sculpture of the same name at Rockefeller Center in New York.
Dawn Barker’s new patterns, the Pop Shawl (pictured in Marilyn) and the Fizz Cowl (shown in Seated Ballerina), are available on Ravelry. These patterns also apply to Everyday Objects. Calico and Glide are also a 2 skein shawl