August 31, 2018

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!


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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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