Our new collection with Dawn Barker honors nature as the ultimate colorist by taking inspiration from the beautiful mutualism between insects and flowers.
DAUGHTER OF THE FIELDS
The iciest pink poppy, its heart tinged indigo, a moody counterpoint to the sweetness.
Companion color // Scout
ABOUT DAWN BARKER
Dawn Barker is the creative force behind the knitting technique, assigned pooling. Through countless hours exploring the dynamics of color pooling and textured stitches, she developed this compelling knitting method to make the most of hand-dyed yarns. A lifelong fiber lover and fine artist, Dawn started Barker Wool in 2017 to share her hand-dyed fine yarns and clean, modern knitting designs with the world. She lives in Amarillo, Texas with her husband and two sons.
WHAT IS ASSIGNED POOLING?
Assigned pooling pairs hand-dyed yarn with bold color changes and special stitches that “pop” color transitions. The result is fabrics with splashy daubs of color that resemble embroidery. Dawn’s assigned pooling technique has attained cult status in the knitting world and established her as a major innovator in the industry.
Big, bold, basic bobbles
Each stitch is wrapped in an over-under fashion, just like weaving on a loom
Core stitches are divided into two groups before wrapping
3 dimensional knot bobble
Bobble that blooms out of a brioche knit stitch
Creates the look of embroidered flowers
Adds a cluster burst, cinched in the center
TINY BOBBLE STITCH
Raises small bobbles in knitted fabric
Uses basic linen stitch to
add the textured look of “mending”
MT x BARKER WOOL POP ART COLLECTION
Barker Wool x Madelinetosh is available at LYS stockists and at madelinetosh.com.