Pom Pom Magazine Issue 42 : Autumn 2022
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.
It’s no secret that, when it comes to colour, texture, and pattern, PomPomMag's team are maximalists through and through!
This autumn, they decided to embrace this natural instinct of theirs and curate a knit and crochet collection inspired by abundance. The result is 11 glorious designs with immense visual impact, highly satisfying and tactile motifs, and which echo the intricate aesthetic of the Arts and Crafts movement. The patterns are mesmerising, romantic, and somehow embody the wondrous generosity imbued in the act of making.
Featuring designs by: EDDA LILJA // ELENA DIMCHEVSKA // EMMA DUCHER // EMMA JANET // ERICA SUFKA // FRAN LÓPEZ // LUCIA LUCIANO // MARIA WALTERS // OLIVIA SCZEPANIK // WEICHIEN CHAN (THEPETITEKNITTER) // YUCCA
What’s more, the autumn 2022 collection features an article by Aja Barber, an eminent figure in the pushback against fast fashion, who encourages us to think more about the clothes we pair with our handmade items. Spend a golden autumn afternoon reading our interview with embroidery extraordinaire, Tessa Perlow, and using Ella Hawkins’ biscuit decorating tutorial to make confectionery which looks like your knitting.
To learn more about this issue, check out our blog post by clicking here.
To knit the Epoch by Elena Dimchevska in Pénélope (pictures 2 to 5), you'll need :
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 76 (90, 103, 112, 119.5, 127, 139.5, 152.5)cm / 30 (35½, 40½, 44, 47, 50, 55, 60)“ - to be worn with approx. 4-8 cm / 1½ - 3” positive ease.
Hiroko’s height is 155cm / 5’ 1” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 90cm / 35.5”, and is shown wearing the blue version in a size 3 (pictures 1 to 3).
Molly’s height is 175cm / 5’ 9” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 107cm / 42”, and is shown wearing the yellow version in a size 4 (pictures 4 and 5).
Yarn: De Rerum Natura Pénélope (DK-weight; 90% organic Merinos d’Arles wool / 10% silk; 133m / 145yds per 50g ball)
7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) balls OR approx. 920 (1020, 1050, 1175, 1250, 1320, 1400, 1500)m / 1003 (1112, 1144, 1280, 1363, 1439, 1526, 1635)yds of DK-weight yarn.
First sample is pictured in color way "ocre" and second sample is showed in "brume".
22 sts & 32 rows = 10cm / 4” over St st worked in the round on 3.5mm needlesafter blocking.
23 sts & 32 rows = 10cm / 4” over Chart A pattern worked in the round on 3.5mm needles after blocking.
3mm / US 2½ circular needle, 40cm / 16” length and needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle, 80cm / 32” length.
Always use a needle size that will give you the correct gauge after blocking.
3 stitch markers (1 unique), scrap yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle.
Notes: Epoch is knitted seamlessly from the top down with a round yoke, beginning with a ribbed crew neckband. The patterned yoke features cables, lace, bobbles, and cluster stitches to create the flower heads and fruits. The yoke pattern continues over the fullest part of the chest, and the sleeves are divided at the underbust. Then the body and fitted sleeves are worked straight in stockinette stitch down to the ribbed edges.
To know more about it, read our blog post.
Printed in the UK on lovely heavy paper.
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