It’s that time again, a new issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here! As we have done for the last few issues, we have gone through the issue and matched each pattern with a yarn that we carry to help inspire your new makes.
First up is Avalon Ballroom by Clare Lakewood. This gorgeous lace/textured stitch scarf would look amazing in Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran. A bright colour would make a great statement in the dark of winter.
Callas is the first of the sweater designs. This one by Bristol Ivy sits somewhere between being a shrug and a cardigan. It’s got loads of drama and drape to the point where it would not be out of place being worn over a more formal dress for an office party or at the holidays. We would love it in our brand new Blacker Swan, a merino/shetland blend from Cornwall. It would keep you cozy warm and impress your fellow guests!
If you want a really festive sweater, then Carlu by Kiyomi Burgin will take your Christmas jumper to the next level. It calls for two laceweight yarns held together for the main section, a mohair blend and a silk blend. The fabric that this combination makes is uber luxe. We recommend Sweet Georgia Silk Mist for the mohair held together with Scrumptious Lace. Swoon, we can’t stop thinking about it!
If you’re looking for a more subdued neckline, then Cicely might be more up your alley. This boatneck from Jemima Bicknell is knit in a 4-ply yarn with delicate beads worked into the neckline. We love the berry and jewel tones of Susan Crawford’s Excelana for this one.
Deco City is a shawl that is equally practical when wrapped around your shoulders or cozied up against your neck under your coat. We could only recommend one yarn for this, Scrumptious 4ply. It’s soft and the silk is warm, and it comes in so many beautiful colours. Better yet, the small size would only take 1 skein!
This issue has patterns from head to toe, and the pattern representing the later is Hulanicki by sock designer extraordinaire Rachel Coopey. They feature small cables for a delicate but interesting knit. Dare we say that these could even be unisex? We are thinking of Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock for this one.
On the other end is Suffragette from Olga Buraya-Kefelian. This cloche hat with deep welts would look flattering on many heads and fun to knit. Toft DK as the right amount of body and stitch definition to do the design justice.
If you are a snood lover, or looking for an easy gift to knit up for the holidays, then Theda by Sophie Scott is for you. If you knit it up in Islington DK you may have a hard time giving it away though!
Turnberry by Courtney Spainhower is the next pullover in the issue. This highly textured sweater features a twisted stitch yoke, a twisted stitch and lace pattern for the body and plain sleeves. For a really luxurious yarn to match the stitch pattern we are looking towards Sulka Legato, a wool/alpaca/silk blend.
Last but not least is Wilding by Cirilia Rose. This dramatic and unusual design is another one where two yarns are held together, a mohair and a silk. In this case we have the perfect suggestion for one yarn that can work instead! Sweet Georgia Silk Fog is a silk and mohair yarn all in one, with amazing drape and super saturated colours. It’s a delicious combination!