Give Away Time: Win Pom Pom 29 and Yarn to Crochet Milton by Isa Catepillán

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Have you seen the latest issue of Pom Pom magazine yet? Issue 29 takes its inspiration from tiles and repeating motifs. This summer issue is packed with inspiring projects to fill your summer wardrobe. So what better time than on a day that feels like summer is deserting us and the rain doesn’t show signs of stopping. Lets keep our faith that sunny weather will return, by announcing a give away. We love the Minton by Isa Catepillán so we are giving you a chance to win the yarn to make it, plus a copy of Pom Pom 29. So reach for your crochet hook and head over to social media for a chance of winning.

All you need to do is head over to Facebook or Instagram @knitwithattitude. Like or follow us. Like the competition post and tag or mention two friends in the comments you think might want to join in on the fun.

We will draw the winner Thursday June 13th midday UK time, and yes, we will ship the prize to wherever you are!

Below I have pulled some great colour combos that I think the Minton will look perfect in, so pick your favourite! You will win one yarn kit below of your choice, which consists of 4 skeins of Växbo Lingarn, 3 for the Main Colour and 1 for the Contrast Colour. Plus an issue of Pom Pom 29.

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Earthy – Brick red tones make up this warm combo, combined with a subtle natural colour. Like a smartly pointed brick wall. Växbo Lingarn in Pale Bleached and Brick Red.

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Shoreline – The cool waves lapping the sandy shores make this the perfect combo for taking to the beach. Växbo Lingarn in Light Blue and Umbra

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Nature Lover – The harmonious combination of these two greens give a natural tree canopy vibe. Växbo Lingarn in Olive Green and Moss Green.

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Blue and White – This combo brings to mind traditional ceramics with their blue and white decorations. Växbo Lingarn in Bleached and Blue.

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Neon Flash – This striking combo sets one of the brightest against a base of dark grey. Like a neon sign illuminated on a grey day. Växbo Lingarn in Lime and Graphite.

Yarn Pairings for Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 28 – Spring 2019

It’s really starting to feel like spring might not be that far away, here in London. The sun is shining and it feels unusually mild. What better way to celebrate this feeling, than delving into the latest spring issue of Pom Pom. Aptly themed for this time of year, this issue is ‘The Botanical Issue’. Designers were given the theme of flora, looking to nature and plant forms for their inspiration.

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So we have nine knitting and crochet patterns, plus articles and recipes. All exploring the botanical theme. I’ve put together some yarn pairings from the shelves of Knit With Attitude, so lets take a look at these natural wonders!

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Sweetfern by Liza Laird and Kate Madden is a cute slouchy brioche hat. Taking the characteristic use of two colours that brioche offers, while also bringing in stitch shaping for that natural leafy vibe. A trailing vine motif runs from the rib to the crown creating a bold and graphic design. Choose two contrasting colours of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles for maximum effect.

Davallia-by-Isa-Catepillan-Pom-Pom-Quarterly-Issue-28Davallia by Isa Catepillán is an interesting cover up shawl-cum-jacket. This crocheted piece is full of drama. A large tasseled fringe hangs from an elegant lacey body. It reminds me of the dappled light through the trees. It would make a great layer for spring days and cool summer nights. Choose a light yarn with a plant fibre content like the linen blend of Stolen Stitches Nua.

Adiantum-by-Kelly-Ordemann-Pom-Pom-Quarterly-28Vines trace the shape of the yoke in Adiantum by Kelly Ordemann. A playful use of pattern, the plant motif radiates from the neck giving the appearance of a necklace of ferns. With clever shaping, it is also flattering to wear. A plant themed top like this calls to be knit in a plant dyed fibre. Choose Hey Mama Wolf’s Sockyarn #04 in its dreamy natural shades.

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Another crochet offering is Water Clover by Isa Catepillán. A stunningly elegant crochet top with lacey star details. A simple shape made all the better by the pattern repeat. Crocheted in a cotton, linen blend try The Fibre Co Luma which has a soft light papery feel which is perfect for wearing next to your skin. This top will definitely see you into the summer and beyond.

Aurea-by-Stella-Egidi-Pom-Pom-Quarterly-Issue-28This dramatic shawl is the Aurea by Stella Egidi. You cannot get a design that is more close to nature. Leaf and reed motifs sit side by side to create a pattern repeat that is reminiscent of a forest canopy or leafy woodland floor. Knit in a merino single try Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles or a bunch of Black Elephant Minis.

Vivarium-by-Amber-Platzer-Corcoran-Pom-Pom-Quarterly-Issue-28Vivarium by Amber Platzer Corcoran is a fun colour work jumper, with a selection of bold graphic plant motifs. Vivarium takes its name from terrarium structures used for holding plants and means ‘place of life’. This design allows a fun juxtaposition of colour through the botanical elements and with a relaxed drop shoulder fit, it will be the perfect cosy spring evening layer. Colour work projects scream out for Hillesvåg Tinde in a great range of colours you will find the perfect greens!

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Ginkgophyte by Emily Greene is worked flat and seamed, with sleeves worked in the round. With a bold central detail that is repeated on the back and accentuates the simple form. Short sleeves make this the perfect spring garment, for when the days get longer and the promise of summer is just around the corner. Choose the cool and super soft Kettle Yarn Beyul for this, a lovely light yarn perfect for wearing next to your skin.

Woodwardia-by-Lydia-Gluck-Pom-Pom-Quarterly-Issue-28Woodwardia by Lydia Gluck is a top down raglan jumper with a cosy rolled neck and with a lovely vine detail running along the raglan seams. We all know spring weather can be a little unpredictable so this cosy jumper will become a wardrobe staple. Try this in the soft Vivacious DK.

Filix-by-Judith-Brand-Pom-Pom-Quarterly-Issue-28Filix by Judith Brand are stylish crocheted fingerless gloves. A graphic abstracted fern chevron motif runs along the back of the hand. These fingerless gloves are the perfect size for keeping out the evening chill by extending over the wrist. This pattern calls for a silk, merino blend so try Scrumptious 4ply.

I hope these suggestions get you excited and ready to spring into spring. This is a very calm and gentle edition of Pom Pom with subtle details carrying the theme. A collection of interesting but also wearable pieces.