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Color Pooling Yarn | Premier Everyday Plaid

Color Pooling Yarn | Premier Everyday Plaid

Have you tried planned pooling yet?  I know how that went.  You saw those colorful plaid designs and decided to try it out.  You grabbed some variegated yarn from your stash and got started.  That’s how you found out it takes a lot of skill to recreate the designs.  Enter the new color pooling yarn … Premier Yarns Everyday Plaid yarn is made to create those gorgeous plaids you crave.

I had the opportunity to chat with Rae Blackledge from Premier during my weekly GoodKnit Kisses Facebook Live broadcast (Mondays 9 a.m. Central).   We had a great time talking about Everyday Plaid and why color pooling really is easier when you have the right kind of yarn.  You can see the full interview below.

What makes Everyday Plaid unique is the consistent color changes.  As you may have noticed trying other variegated yarns the colors don’t always change at specific lengths or in the same order.  This makes color pooling inconsistent at best.  By crafting a yarn with colors the change consistently you can use any of these colorways to make a beautiful plaid.

Everyday Plaid Color Pooling Yarn Specs:

  • Ball size: 7 oz. (200 g) / 360 yds. (330 m)
  • 16 great color schemes – each ball includes 4 colors
  • 100% anti-pilling acrylic
  • #4 worsted weight yarn
  • Machine wash, warm. Tumble dry, normal.
  • Made in Turkey
  • Available from Premier Yarns (US and International), Joanns, Herschnerrs (US and Canada), Mary Maxim, LoveKnitting (US and UK)

You can order online directly from Premier and get a GKK discount:

The designers at Premier Yarns have designed some amazing patterns that showcase the plaid designs.  Most the patterns are crochet, but you can make plaid while knitting as well.  (And yes, that includes the knitting loom.)  Check out these gorgeous patterns:

Plaid Fringe Scarf

Loch Ness Poncho

Highland Fling Cowl


Wee Bairn Sleep Sack


These are just a few of the amazing patterns they have available from Premier.  More plaid patterns are in the works so it’s worth it to follow Premier just to get those updates.

Watch my full interview with Rae Blackledge from Premier as we chat about Everyday Plaid yarn!


Be sure to tag me on social media with #goodknitkisses so I can see your plaid pooling creations!



Saturday 22nd of January 2022

I disagree with the main point of “what makes this pooling yarn great,” it is not consistently changing colors at the same lengths per color. This is why the pattern is confounding everyone. I have dark blue which easily works 5-6 stitches and yellow which I have to work as tightly as my hook allows just to tug out almost 5 with partial other colors at the first and fifth stitch.


Monday 3rd of April 2023

@J, I am having the same issue. I ordered a bulk pack of 6 skeins and the color changes are not consistent at all. The light blue/purple color section on mine will not go the the 5 stitches even switching to a smaller hook. It makes it impossible. I’m probably just going to make a VERY colorful C2C throw or something with it. Because after weeks of trying and trying it on multiple skeins and ran into the same problem. There are also random splotches of incorrect colors in some sections.

Judith Davis

Thursday 18th of February 2021

I am trying the Loch Ness Poncho. The knitted version. I have been knitting for 50+ years and these instructions make no sense to me. I am trying to find a video or explanation on this planned pooling. Will try your Facebook site and the But you need to make these instructions much more friendly to those of us who are new at this technique.


Monday 15th of April 2019

Have you used this yarn on a knitting loom at all? Just wondering. I just bought a few skeins recently. Trying to decide what to make, lol.


Monday 15th of April 2019

Have you used this yarn on a knitting loom at all? Just wondering. I just bought a few skeins recently. Trying to decide what to make, lol.


Wednesday 16th of January 2019

I have been trying to get the effect using Premier Plaid color pooling yarn. They have a pattern that is called Loch Ness Poncho. Seems pretty straight forward; but I have tried it about 10 times now, and get a different effect every time! Any suggestions, feedback?

Laura Toma

Monday 22nd of June 2020

I too find the instructions to be THE worst ever.


Friday 1st of May 2020

I agree I have had the same problem the worse.