Pom Pom Magazine Issue 28
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!
Bursting forth this spring, our botanical-inspired issue sees our designers looking to flora for the seed of their ideas. Issue 28 is budding with your next ‘must make’ projects, and we’re delighted to feature no less that three gorgeous crochet patterns.
Take your pick from these blooming beautiful designers:
AMBER PLATZER CORCORAN // EMILY GREENE // LYDIA GLUCK // JUDITH BRAND // KELLY ORDEMAN // ISA CATEPILLÁN // LIZA LAIRD // STELLA EGIDI
We also have a lovely lineup of verdant thoughts for you – Anna Maltz’s musings on plant based fibres, Rebecca Lawrence’s method for botanical-infused gin, and Paula Goosen’s tutorial for making your own floral lotion bars.
Wherever your crafty pursuits take you this spring, we hope this issues goes some way to helping your creativity flourish, maybe even flower.
To knit Woodwardia by Lydia Gluck (pictures 2 to 4), you'll need :
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Finished bust circumference: 102 (111, 120, 129, 138, 149)cm / 40¼ (43¾, 47¼, 50¾, 54¼, 58½)” - to be worn with 20-30cm / 8-12” positive ease.
Model has 85cm / 33” bust, stands 171cm / 5’7” tall and is wearing a size 2.
Yarn: De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (worsted weight; 100% Merino wool; 250m / 273yds per 100g ball)
Shade: Argile; 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls
Gauge: 18 sts & 28 rows = 10cm / 4” over stocking stitch worked in the round on 4.5mm needles after blocking.
Needles: 4mm / US 6 circular needle, 80cm / 32” length AND 40cm / 16” length AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 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: 5 stitch markers (including one unique for beginning of round), scrap yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle
To hook Davallia by Isa Catepillàn (pictures 5 to 7), you'll need :
Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
To fit bust circumference range: 76-94 (95-109, 110-127)cm / 30-37 (37½-43, 43¼-50)”
Model has 85cm / 33” bust, stands 171cm / 5’7” tall and is wearing a size 1.
Yarn: De Rerum Natura Antigone (sport weight; 100% organic linen; 260m / 284yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Tourterelle (510208); 6 (9, 11) balls
Gauge: 26 dc & 8 rows = 10cm / 4” over loosened double crochet (see Pattern Notes) using 2.5mm hook after blocking.
Hook: 2.5mm crochet hook
Note: There is no US equivalent for a 2.5mm crochet hook. If you are unable to find the required size in mm, try using either a 2.25mm (US B/1) or a 2.75mm (US C/2) hook depending on your gauge.
Always use a hook size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.
Notions: Tapestry needle
Davallia is crocheted in five rectangular panels and seamed. The hem is finished with netting and long fringe.
US crochet terms used throughout.