Welcome to a Winter collection of patterns inspired by terrain awaits you. The designs are a nod to the tactile and three-dimensional nature of knitwear, but also explorations of the deeper meanings of maps, journeys, and boundaries. The designers, yarn producers, and writers come from, have moved to, and have cultural roots in many different parts of the world. We hope that the stories that are woven into their words and designs will ground you at this busy time of year.
These designers are also joined by Sophia Cai, discussing the powerful meaning behind an important jumper project, Yukako Satone of Loop of the Loom with a unique mud-dyeing tutorial for a striking wall hanging, and sweet treats are provided by Kat Goldin with her twist on the chocolate classic rocky road. Check out the lovely pictures!
Issue 30 / Autumn 2019
In this Northern Hemisphere Autumn issue, the patterns are inspired by the sea, its coastal surroundings, and its beautiful ever-changing shapes and textures. The yarn palette draws from the many colours of the sea, as well as the soft shades of sand, shingle, and shells. The Pom Pom designers have created a treasure chest of patterns: four jumpers, two wraps, a cardi, a tee, and a hat that will see you from high tide to low tide as the season shifts. Other contributions include poetry and images from Ocean Rose, musings on sailors' knots and knitting from Clara Parkes, and an easy pickle recipe from Rebecca Lawrence to give you a taste of salty seas.
Issue 29 / Summer 2019
The nine designs in Issue 29 were inspired by ceramic tiles, terracotta, and sand, so expect earthy shades with splashes of colour and organic, repeating patterns. For your summer wardrobe, we have essential tops and tees, a cardigan, a shawl, and a crochet bag – all light and breezy for warmer days.