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Old 11-29-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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What is your magic trick for pooling?

Because I am about to set these longies on fire. I have tried smaller needles, bigger needles, adding a couple st's and taking a cpl away. I don't get it, the stitch count is exactly the same on both legs, the yarn is the same. On the first leg it worked up beautifully. On the current one it's doing either stripes or laddering depending on what I try. I have even alternated balls of yarn every 3 rows and every other row and I'm just about to go insane.

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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Maybe try starting at the other end of the skein?
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Use the yarn from the outside for a few rows then the inside (if using a cake) for a few. Then switch.

Or cut out a section and start with a color that is not the same as the stitch on the needle.

I am surprised one leg is pooling if the other didnt. That stinks!
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Is it a different ball of yarn?
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Re: What is your magic trick for pooling?

I've wrapped and changed directions on a stubborn one once. It was a bit of a challenge, but I won.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #7
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Re: What is your magic trick for pooling?

I'll try re-winding one of the balls to get them on opposite ends. I've seriously ripped this leg out 6 times or more. It's the same yarn, I dyed it. I did it in one big hank. The only thing that would make sense is that the dye spread more or less at the bottom of the hank than the top. I'm determined to get both legs the same because it was working up so nicely and it would be a shame to have one leg all stripey. It did do a little jogback on the bottom of leg1 but I thought it was because I widened it a bit to start the linen cuff. I did the whole thing already working straight from one ball of yarn, no messing with it. So frustrating!

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