Almost exactly one year ago, we grew from Pom Pom Magazine to Pom Pom Press! Our first publication Take Heart : A Transatlantic Knitting Journey tells designer Fiona Alice’s story through yarn. Taking inspiration from her hometown in Nova Scotia and to her move to the UK, the collection of 11 accessories features yarns from locally owned British & Canadian companies. Together with Fiona’s beautiful illustrations and thoughtful writing, Take Heart is something very special indeed.
We’re so happy to be celebrating this anniversary and are inviting you to join in the fun! Today sees the launch of our dedicated Take Heart Knit Along, running until the 2nd January. Not only is the book filled with winter woollies for this time of year, the smaller size projects make them ideal for gift knitting. Some of the Pom Pom teams favourites include the Caswell Bay mitts, the classic Take Heart hat and the Queensland Beach headband. Plus Take Heart is available to buy as print and digital version or there is the digital only option too.
Why not cast on a little something for someone you love? Not only will you be able to spread the warm fuzzy feeling that only a hand knitted gift can, you can enter it in to the KAL and be in with the chance of winning a prize! Plus if you’ve already knitted a Take Heart project, you can enter it in the KAL, even if it’s been entered into one before – a one time special exception to usual Pom Pom rules.
This weekend will also be our very first Instagram takeover! Fiona will share her snaps on the Pom Pom account, and if you follow her already you’ll know that you can expect some inspiring photographs of her hometown, beautiful knits and maybe her kitty as well ! So grab your copy and you needles we hope you join in with us – if you’re posting on social media remember to tag your photos with #takeheartkal
Keep your eyes peeled for a special Take Heart Instagram giveaway too where we’ll have a copy of the book and a limited edition print by Fiona!
Pom Pom x