Pom Pom Magazine Issue 33 : Summer 2020

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!

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Official release  June 24th 2020

The theme for this summer issue is the sun – as we’ve moved through the classic elements of water, earth, and air for our quarterly inspiration we next looked to fire, by way of this life giving star. The designers have embodied its energetic colours and radiance as their inspiration, creating pieces for this season to enjoy from sunrise to sunset.

This issue has two covers, we just couldn’t decide on one this quarter! But don’t sweat, no matter which cover you receive, exactly the same wonderful content is inside.

The world has taken a difficult turn since we started compiling this issue, and while the sun shines we are all staying indoors as much as we can. We hope that many of you, in this time of social distancing and change, can take comfort in the familiarity of crafting. We hope that this summer collection of knit and crochet warm-weather makes will transport you in whatever way you need. Our summer issue always aims for items truly wearable in warmer climes but this quarter we aim to convey an extra dose of joy and comfort also.

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The sun also shines on Kat Goldin’s recipe, a simple handmade pasta flavoured with sun-dried tomatoes and our fun crochet tutorial which accompanies Marjan Gouda’s scrunchie pattern. We feel so lucky to have incandescent artwork by Juju Vail to accompany vibrant photography by Shingi Rice, and luminous jewellery from Ilista Studio styled alongside our collection’s pieces.

We hope with all our hearts that this collection of tops, along with two shawls, and a bag, shares the euphoria the sun can bring.

Printed in the UK on lovely heavy paper.

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recipes, articles, tutorials + more!

To crochet the Coatlicue top designed by Sandra Gutierrez, you'll need :

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) 
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 80 (90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160)cm / 31½ (35½, 39½, 43½, 
47, 51, 55, 59, 63)” – to be worn with 2.5-7.5cm / 1-3” positive ease. 
The Model’s height is 172.5cm / 5’ 8”, with a chest circumference of 91.5cm / 36” and is wearing size 3.

Yarn: De Rerum Natura Antigone (sport; 100% organic linen; 260m / 284yds per 100g ball) 
Yarn A: Pamplemousse; 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) balls 
Yarn B: Cypres; 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls 
Yarn C: Mistral; 1 ball

Gauge: 20 sts & 15 rows = 10cm / 4” over Griddle st worked flat using 3.5mm hook after blocking. 
20 sts & 20 rows = 10cm / 4” over chart pattern in the round using 3.5mm hook after blocking.

Hooks: 4mm / US G crochet hook 
3.5mm / US E crochet hook 
Always use a hook size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 2 locking stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Notes: Coatlicue is worked in the round from the bottom up, beginning with the colourwork chart up to the underarm. The front and back are then separated and worked back and forth in rows as the armhole and neck are shaped. The shoulder straps are then joined and an edging is added to the armholes, neck and bottom edge. 
The colourwork chart is worked using single-row mosaic technique. US crochet terminology used throughout.

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