Pom Pom Magazine Issue 43 : Winter 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.
Great knits are like great art because they make us think differently, and the process of making can be even more revelatory! Showing us how we can look to, and beyond, our horizons when it comes to our craft, the 43rd issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is inspired by the work of women artists Etel Adnan and Hilma af Klint.
Etel Adnan’s work features landscapes, using bold and unexpected colours to portray the places where the land meets the sky, and Hilma af Klint created large abstract paintings of metaphysical meditations that she felt she had been called on to represent. Both show us distinct ways of looking at the world, and at possible worlds beyond the visible realm, just as a knitter or crocheter can look at a ball of yarn and ponder a plethora of outcomes!
Our winter collection of 10 patterns features striking colours and innovative techniques, and bold and imaginative knits that play with pattern and perspective. So whether you fancy a colourwork challenge, or just some meditative time as the sun sets in the sky, there’s bound to be something here to expand your crafting horizons!
Featuring designs by: AMY BLACKWELL // KJERSTIN ROVETTA // MARZENA KOŁACZEK // AVERY ERB // AUDREY BORREGO // REGINA WIMMER // MARIE RÉGNIER // MER STEVENS // SARAH OPIE
Issue 43 also includes an insightful and expansive interview with yarn dyers Jude Harper and Lola Johnson, and a fascinating dig into the history of the colour pink by Hannah McGregor. We are also thrilled to include a bookmark tutorial from artist Elizabeth Ashdown using the centuries-old art of passementerie, and a recipe for a carrot cake from Fi Churchman that will bring an orangey glow to chilly evenings.
You can discover more about this issue with our blog post over here.
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 92 (102, 110, 118, 126, 134, 142, 152, 160)cm / 36¼ (40¼, 43¼, 46½, 49¾, 52¾, 56, 59¾, 63)“ – to be worn with 8-15cm / 3-6” positive ease.
Kyalo’s height is 173cm / 5’ 9” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 102cm / 40”, and is shown wearing the "amarante" sample in size 4 (picture 2 to 4).
Jenny’s height is 165cm / 5’ 5” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 102cm / 40” and is shown wearing the "amarante" sample in size 4 (picture 5 and 6)
Yarn: De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (worsted-weight; 100% Merino wool, 250m / 273yds per 100g skein)
Shade: "amarante" 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins OR approx: 875 (950, 1025, 1100, 1175, 1290, 1375, 1440, 1550)m / 954 (1035, 1117, 1199, 1280, 1406, 1498, 1569, 1689)yds of worsted-weight yarn
17.5 sts & 29 rows = 10cm / 4” over Reverse St st pattern on 5mm needles after blocking.
17 sts & 40 rows = 10cm / 4” over Garter pattern on 4mm needles after blocking.
Needles + Hook:
5mm / US 8 circular needle, 80-100cm / 32-40” length (depending on size worked) and 40cm / 16” length and needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round.
4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 80-100cm / 32-40” length (depending on size worked) and 40cm / 16” length and needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round.
4mm / US 6 circular needle, 80-100cm / 32-40” length (depending on size worked).
Crochet hook of similar size for provisional cast-on.
Always use a needle/hook size that will give you the correct gauge after blocking.
2 stitch markers, 4 locking stitch markers, scrap yarn, 5 buttons (approx. 25mm / 1” diameter) Samples shown with buttons by Pigeon Wishes.
Notes: Welkin is worked seamlessly from the top down. Fronts stitches are cast on using a provisional cast on and, after shoulder and neckline shaping, worked straight down to the underarm. Stitches for the back are picked up along the front shoulders and cast on in the middle of the neck. After shoulder shaping back is worked straight down to the underarm. Shoulders are shaped using German short rows. Back and fronts are joined together and continued straight in one piece down to the hem. Sleeves stitches are picked up around the armholes and worked in the round down to the cuffs. Hem and cuffs are worked in 2x2 rib. Placket stitches are picked up along the front openings and worked in 2x2 rib as well. Collar stitches are picked up along the neckline and back neck, finished with Garter stitch and shaped using German short rows.Printed in the UK on lovely heavy paper.
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