I always look forward to the release of a new issue of Pom Pom Quarterly but the latest issue, available from 30 August is not be missed.
The issue is inspired by the sea, its 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 (easier to write than to say!!). The designers have created a treasure chest of patterns: four sweaters, two wraps, a cardigan, a tee and a hat that will see you from high tide to low tide as the season shifts.
And, if that’s not enough, other contributions include poetry, musings on sailors’ knots and knitting from Clara Parkes and an easy pickle recipe to give you a taste of salty seas.
Here are a few images to whet your appetite.
Eventide is a stunning tee, designed by Inyoung Kim, in fingering weight (4ply) yarn. It is worked from the bottom up. The first row of motifs are worked separately. Further rows of motifs are then worked, one by one, by picking up stitches between the motifs of the previous row. If you need help on this style of knitting then join our domino knitting workshop on 18 October and learn how to do it.
Trove is a seamless sweater, designed by Emma Ducher. It is worked from the top down, with short rows for shoulders. Front and back are knitted flat and joined under the armholes. The body is knitted in the round to the hem and the sleeves are picked up and knitted in the round to the wrist. The dotted stripes are worked with one main colour and four contrast shades of sport weight yarn.
Seelig, designed by Katrin Schubert is the ideal project for anyone who loves brioche. The shawl is knitted in two shades of DK yarn and is worked flat from the lower edge straight towards the upper edge. The shawl combines two-colour brioche with garter stitches and the pattern can be memorised after a few repeats. Each row is worked once with yarn A and then again with yarn B.
I want to knit all of these so the toughest decision is which to knit first – I’ll keep you posted on progress.