About a Pink Sweater: an Essay by Sophia Cai

Sophia Cai is a curator, writer, and knitter based in Melbourne, Australia. Sophia is one of the many voices who has been a fearless advocate for change and action within the fibre community regarding diversity and anti-racism. We’re honoured to have her contribute to Issue 31 and we’re publishing Sophia’s full essay on the blog so it […]

ISSUE 31 OFFICIAL PREVIEW

Welcome to winter; a 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 […]

KNITTING OUTSIDE THE BOX: DRAPE & FOLD OFFICIAL PREVIEW

Introducing the six stunning designs from the new Bristol Ivy book! Bristol revisits her ethos that ‘knitting has traditions, but doesn’t have rules,’ with patterns that twist and turn conventional construction techniques. The follow-up collection to her 2017 title Knitting Outside Box, this complementary edition of six knitting patterns delves deeper into innovative ways of […]

ISSUE 30 – OFFICIAL PREVIEWS

This Autumn we’re heading to the coast with our knitting! The patterns this issue are inspired by the sea, its surroundings, and its beautiful ever-changing shapes and textures. Our yarn palette draws from the many colours of the sea, as well as the soft shades of sand, shingle, and shells. Our designers have created a […]

A CROCHET CHAT WITH ISA CATEPILLÁN

This August at the Pom Pom studios in London, we’ll be hosting designer Isa Catepillán for a weekend of crochet workshops! We are so excited share our workspace with you and host this talented teacher. You’ll know Isa’s beautiful crochet designs from Issue 29, which featured her bag Minton, as well as Water Clover and Davallia from Issue 28. The weekend […]

Warm Weather Yarns

Things are hotting up in the Northern Hemisphere and the Pom Pom team is excited about all the summer projects! We know autumn is traditionally the time when we cosy up with our yarns and get really inspired to knit or crochet, but over the last few years we’ve really been embracing the summer yarns […]

Learning and Unlearning: an interview with Emi Ito on cultural appropriation

We’ve been captivated by Emi Ito’s voice and way of speaking up about cultural appropriation and diversity since we came across her Instagram account (@little_kotos_closet) early this year. She graciously agreed to answer our many questions about creativity and misappropriation for our Summer 2019 Issue. We found her words so inspiring and important that we […]

ISSUE 29 – OFFICIAL PREVIEWS

Summer is just around the corner! 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 […]

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