Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way.
Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, it celebrates the joy of making!
Welcome to winter, a collection of patterns inspired by terrain awaits you. The designs are a nod to the tactile and three-dimensional nature of knitwear, but also explorations of the deeper meanings of maps, journeys, and boundaries. The designers, yarn producers, and writers come from, have moved to, and have cultural roots in many different parts of the world. We hope that the stories that are woven into their words and designs will ground you at this busy time of year.
Featuring designs by
FIONA ALICE // AINUR BERKIMBAYEVA // SARI NORDLUND // GERALDINE YANG // JUDITH BRAND // LOTTA H LÖTHGREN // NOMA NDLOVU // SARAH SOLOMON // CHRISTELLE BAGEA // CLAIRE WALLS
We look forward to sharing full Ravelry previews with you on 13th November!
These designers are also joined by Sophia Cai, discussing the powerful meaning behind an important jumper project, Yukako Satone of Loop of the Loom with a unique mud-dyeing tutorial for a striking wall hanging, and sweet treats are provided by Kat Goldin with her twist on the chocolate classic rocky road.
Our location for this issue was Pedernales Falls State Park in central Texas, a significant place of natural beauty and ecological importance. In recognition of the Indigenous communities that were stewards of this land, a percentage of this issue’s sales will be donated to the Society of Native Nations.
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To knit Tellervo by Sari Norlund (Pictures 2 to 5), you'll need:
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished chest circumference (buttoned): 93 (101, 110, 127, 135, 144, 152, 160, 169)cm / 36½ (40, 43, 50, 53, 56½, 60, 63, 66½)“ – to be worn with 15-25cm / 6-10” of positive ease
Kerrington has 84cm / 33” bust, stands 170cm / 5’7” tall and is wearing a size 3 in Forêt.
Beth has 108cm / 42.5” bust, stands 173cm / 5’8” tall and is wearing a size 4 in Aster.
Yarn: De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (worsted weight; 100% Merino; 250m / 273yds per 100g ball)
Shade: Forêt or Aster; 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls
Note: Remember to purchase additional yarn if lengthening the body or sleeves.
Gauge: 19 sts & 28 rows = 10cm / 4” over cable pattern worked flat (Chart B) on 5mm needles, after blocking
Needles: 4mm / US 6 circular needle, minimum 80cm / 32” length (for the button band)
4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, minimum 80cm / 32” length AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
5mm / US 8 circular needle, minimum 80cm / 32” length AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.
Notions: 4 stitch markers, 4 locking stitch markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn, cable needle, 4 buttons (2.5cm / 1” diameter), tapestry needle
Notes: Tellervo is knitted seamlessly from the bottom up; the body and sleeves are worked separately then joined at the underarm before
the yoke is worked with raglan shaping. The sleeves begin with slim-fitting long cuffs and then become oversized. The button band is picked up from the front edge of the body and folded double for a neatly finished look. Tellervo works best with rustic, woolly yarns; softer and smoother yarns might drape differently and change the look of the sleeves.