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September 04, 2020

When the preview of Issue 34 arrived from Pom Pom Magazine recently we were all in awe of everything that has been achieved within this quarterly. Given the magazine’s constantly evolving design aesthetic, it’s no surprise that it’s a publication we’re always excited to see. This issue’s theme of ‘Home’ was chosen long before the current situation of sheltering was in place, but is timely, poignant and adds a depth to the experience of a published magazine that feels refreshing and intimate in equal measure.

This autumn issue is packed full of knitting inspiration both in terms of designs to make but also people to be inspired and learn from. The patterns for six garments and four accessories all feature the dreamy aesthetic of guest editor and multidisciplinary artist Ocean Rose. There are also articles by Elliot Maud and Sukrita Mahon, as well as a recipe for a very delicious sounding ‘No Bake Berry Cheesecake’ by Cat Seixas. The tutorial this quarter is a for a heart-shaped mender’s pouch by Maya Skylark.
a model sits facing the side wearing a colourwork sweater and yellow headscarf
three skeins of yarn laying flat on a marbled surface beside two smaller balls of yarn
The sweater design named ‘Tortoiseshell’ by designer Sylvia Watts-Cherry grabbed us all immediately. The stunning colourwork and perfect fit is bound to make this a classic sweater for colour lovers. We’d love to see this knit up in Tukuwool Fingering, a unique fingering weight wool yarn from Finland.  This yarn would give perfect crisp stitch definition, and with a range of colours that work perfectly together there are endless combinations if you prefer a different palette. We’ve also got lots of colourwork tutorials if you’re thinking about diving into this technique for the first time. You’ll find all our tutorials listed on the side bar to the right of our blog, grouped by technique for easier navigation. 

a model with short hair and glasses wears a colourwork cowl holding a bunch of white flowers
brightly coloured balls of yarn on a flat surface
Tressa Weidneaar’s amazing Chuska cowl looks like the perfect project for this time of year - fun, intuitive and the result is a like a cozy hug for your neck. Knitted up in a DK weight yarn, we think this would be snuggly in Rauma Patter, a warm and durable superwash wool.

a model wearing a grey cabled sweater stands to the side with an arm raised
a basket of yarns in muted colours taken from above
We could almost hear knitters around the world swooning when the preview pictures of Audrey Borrego’s Atlantica sweater were released. The design uses two strands of laceweight wool held together, so is perfect for those who like to experiment with subtle marled effects, but would be equally lovely with two strands of the same colour. We’re tempted to cast on with Rauma Lamull, a heavy laceweight yarn from Norway.

Thinking about getting set up and settled in for some new projects? We’ve got a code for an issue of Pom Pom (we have some back issues in stock!) and the yarn you need for your chosen project. Simply add your chosen issue of Pom Pom and the yarn, then add the code POMPOMYARN to get a 10% discount on your yarn. Offer ends on the 28th of September 2020. 

Use the code POMPOMYARN for 10% off any yarn with a purchase of Pom Pom

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three small images of sweaters from Pom Pom magazine with a link to browse

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