What does it mean to alternate skeins while knitting?
Alternating skeins means to work with more than one skein (of the same color) at a time, switching between those skeins as you go rather than waiting until all of one skein has been used.
How do you stop color pooling?
To avoid pooling, simply alternate two skeins of yarn every row or even every two rows. If you’re working in the round, do the same, and follow this for tips on how to carry the yarn up the inside of the piece as you work.
How do you blend different yarn dyes?
Alternate the Skeins
Instead of knitting half the scarf with the first skein and half with the second, alternate the skeins as you knit. If you stitch a few rows in each color throughout the pattern, the shades will blend together instead of appearing as two large blocks of color.