Darker nights mean knitted delights! Taking inspiration from gems, geological forms, and geometric shapes, our Winter Issue is packed full of designs with a strong graphic feel and vivid hues. Intriguing texture and colour comes courtesy of fair isle, two-colour brioche, stripes, and slipped stitches. All set against a series of hand painted backdrops, made for us by abstract artist Kim Whiteside, this issue aims to satisfy your colour cravings, in the form of 5 sweaters, 2 hats, faded socks, and 2 sumptuous shawls to keep you cosy.
Alongside the patterns we have a jewel-toned winter salad to keep things bright, Francesca Baldry reflects on the history of the button, plus our resident columnist Anna Maltz muses on what makes us keep picking up our needles and casting on anew, project after project. Speaking of projects, before you choose which of the multi-hued patterns to cast on, check out Juju Vail’s article discussing ideas and apps to get your colour juices flowing.
Featuring designs by
AMY CHRISTOFFERS // ANDREA MOWRY // PAULA PEREIRA // EMILY GREENE // TATYANA SCOTCE // MAJA MÖLLER // ASTRID TROLAND // JULIE DUBREUX // LESLEY ANNE ROBINSON // DEBRA GERHARD
Printed in the UK on lovely heavy paper
– includes digital download –
recipes, articles, tutorials + more!
Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in the modern, beautiful, and meaningful way we’ve always known it should be. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we also celebrate the joy of making, hopefully without taking ourselves too seriously!
Since our kitchen table beginnings, we’ve gone on to feature some of the most well-known and loved independent designers and yarn producers, with some of the less well-known also growing along with us. We are so proud and lucky to be able to say that Pom Pom is now stocked at over 250 locally-owned yarn and craft stores across four continents and 20 countries. At Pom Pom we know that knitters are creative, curious people – so we also include lots of other features we think you’ll enjoy – from cocktail recipes, to dyeing tutorials, to articles about 18th century paper cut artists! Basically anything we think will inspire you. We also take pride in every detail of our magazine, from the typefaces we use right down to the paper we’re printed on – knitters are tactile people after all! We have always been, and continue to be, printed in the United Kingdom.
Pom Pom continues to grow, and we very much value each and everyone of you along with us on the journey! We are so excited about bringing you more thoughtful, beautiful, joyful, educational, and inspirational knitted (and crocheted!) goodness for a long time to come.