Pom Pom Magazine Issue 36: Spring 2021

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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Let’s spring into Issue 36! This first issue of 2021 is inspired by quilts and honours the resourcefulness, practicality, community, and design elements traditionally associated with this textile-based practice! Expect patterns which embrace improvisation, are the perfect home for treasured mini skeins (hello scrap-busting!), and mimic the comfort of a much-loved quilt. Crafts collide within our Spring 2021 collection, as Pom Pom celebrate how patchwork, embroidery, and sewing are an important part of knitting and crochet as well as arts in their own rights.

Featuring designs by:

AMALIA SIEBER, KINDRED RED // AINUR BERKIMBAYEVA // CHANTAL LAPLANTE // GINA FAMA RÖCKENWAGNER // INYOUNG KIM // JULIE ROBINSON // MARIA MATVEEVA // WENCKE PERTERMANN

In addition to 9 unique designs, Issue 36 contains an interview between Sara Trail of the Social Justice Sewing Academy and Emi Ito, in which they talk about Sara’s moving intergenerational memorial quilting project, and an article by Sofia Aatkar on crafting and identity expression. It’s no secret that the Pom Team adore the colours pink and yellow, so when Gina Fama Röckenwager proposed her Battenberg recipe for inclusion within Issue 36, we jumped at the idea!

Printed in the UK on lovely heavy paper.

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recipes, articles, tutorials + more!

To knit the Trapunto designed by Wencke Pertermann (pictures 2&3), you'll need :

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) 
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 96 (107.5, 118, 129.5, 141, 152.5, 164, 174.5)cm / 37¾ (42¼, 46¾, 51, 55½, 60, 64½, 68¾)“ – to be worn with 13 – 20cm / 5 – 8” positive ease. 
Coelina’s height is 152cm / 5’ 0” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 109cm / 43” and is shown wearing a size 4 in the shade Genêt 
Sarah’s height is 160cm / 5’ 3” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 81cm / 32” and is shown wearing a size 1 in the shade Sauge

Yarn: De Rerum Natura Cyrano (100% wool; 150m / 164yds per 100g skein) 
Shade: 
Yarn A: "sauge"; 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins 
Also shown in "genêt" 
OR 
Yarn A: Approx. 1011 (1088, 1244, 1306, 1473, 1648, 1718, 1899)m / 1106 (1190, 1360, 1428, 1611, 1802, 1878, 2077)yds of aran-weight yarn. 
For pocket (optional) 
Jamieson & Smith 2-ply Jumper Weight (fingering / 4-ply-weight; 100% wool; 115m / 125yds per 25g skein) 
Shades: 
Yarn B: FC43; 1 skein 
Yarn C: 1281; 1 skein 
OR 
Yarn B: Approx. 24m / 26yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn 
Yarn C: Approx. 26m / 29yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn

Gauge: 18 sts & 36 rows = 10cm / 4” over Slipped Checkerboard stitch pattern using 5mm needles, after blocking. 
15 sts & 32 rows = 10cm / 4” over Garter stitch using 4.5mm needles, after blocking. 
Crocheted pocket: 18.5 sts & 18 rows = 10cm / 4” over single crochet using 4mm crochet hook, after blocking. 
Knitted pocket: 24 sts & 50 rows = 10cm / 4” over garter stitch using 3.5mm needles, after blocking.

Needles: 5mm / US 8 circular needle, 100cm / 40” length AND 40cm / 16” length 
4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 100cm / 40” length 
4mm / US G crochet hook OR 3.5mm / US 4 knitting needles, for pocket 
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 2 stitch markers, scrap yarn, stitch holders or scrap yarn

Notes: This open-front jacket is worked in one piece seamlessly from the bottom up, with short rows that create a slight high-low hemline. After separating the piece at the armholes, the back and fronts are worked separately back and forth. The shoulders are joined using a three-needle cast-off. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole, then worked down in the round. The patch pocket is sewn onto the jacket after finishing and blocking.

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