Pom Pom Magazine Issue 39: Winter 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!

In english only.

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The knit and crochet designs in Issue 39 are inspired by rhythm! This Winter 2021 collection is packed with patterns which honour echoes, explore semitonal shifts in colour, and include repeating motifs to allow you to get into a stitching groove. We love how the designers have taken our auditory theme and created patterns which highlight the aspects of rhythm we see, such as written musical scores and the visual representation of soundwaves. No matter at what tempo you craft, there’s a winter project for you here! 

Featuring designs by: JUDITH BRAND, ASTRID COLDING SIVERTSEN, ADELLA DUTRA, ANA D, TETYANA VYAZOVSKA, JOHANNA KUNIN, NIDHI KANSAL, KEIKO KIKUNO, CLEO MALONE, VALERIE NG

Artist, maker, and stylist Lydia Morrow was the creative director for this issue’s photoshoot! PomPom's team long admired Lydia’s jazzy sense of style and are honoured to publish her vision in our pages. After you’ve found your crafting cadence, enjoy the two articles in Issue 39. In ‘Rhythms of Handiwork’, Felicity (Felix) Ford explores the communal and historical relationship between craft and rhythm, while Claudia Khan writes  touchingly about the delicate melody of parenthood, partnership, and time in her article, ‘A Family Song’. Kiyomi and Sachiko Burgin are the authors of this issue’s handmade lip balm tutorial, so you can combat chapped lips brought on by cold weather and even have some non-knitted handmade gifts ready for the festive season. 

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To crochet the Rockmore by Ana D (pictures 2&3), you'll need :

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) 
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference (buttoned): 92 (101.5, 113, 118.5, 124, 130, 141.5, 147, 158.5)cm / 36¼ (40, 44½, 46¾, 49, 51, 55¾, 58, 62½)“ - to be worn with 5cm / 2” positive ease 
Lydia’s height is 165cm / 5’ 5” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 124.5cm / 49”, and is shown wearing a size 6.

Yarn: De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (worsted-weight; 100% Merino wool; 250m / 273yds per 100g ball) 
Shade: Caramel (390101); 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 9, 10, 11) balls 
OR 
1220 (1250, 1460, 1500, 1630, 1650, 2230, 2400, 2600)m / 1334 (1367, 1597, 1641, 1782, 1805, 2439, 2625, 2844)yds of worsted-weight yarn

Gauge: 16 sts & 14 rows = 10cm / 4” over Honeycomb and Rib pattern using 5.5mm hook, after blocking.

Hooks: 4.5mm / US G/7 and 5.5mm / US I crochet hook 
Always use a hook size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 4 locking stitch markers, 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4) buttons (25mm / 1” diameter), tapestry needle.

Notes: Rockmore is worked from side to side in 5 pieces. The back is worked from right shoulder to left shoulder. The right front is worked from centre front to the armhole, and the left front is worked from the armhole to the centre front. Sleeves are worked identically. The shoulders are joined before working the edging band around the front opening.

US crochet terminology used throughout.

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