We are honoured to collaborate with Norah Gaughan as our winter issue guest editor, and nothing could have prepared us for the beauty and drama of the results. Taking the idea of tough Victoriana, the traditional notion of a delicate lady surrounded by flowers is transformed into a warrior woman of strength and resilience.
The knits in this issue are imagined for the modern heroine. Create your own knitted armour with swirling cables and sculptural stitch details; it’s time to celebrate texture and sumptuous colours!
Also packed into our winter issue is a column by our resident columnist Anna Maltz exploring knitting beyond traditions, we have a Q&A session with Norah, and a recipe for a braided challah bread – just as comforting and squishy as knitted cables.
As if that wasn’t enough knitting goodness we are pleased to present Knits About Winter, By Emily Foden the latest title brought to you by Pom Pom Press.
Knits About Winter celebrates the quiet magic of a snowy landscape, the meditative joy of creating cosy knits, and the beauty of unique yarn. A collection of 12 knitting patterns by Emily Foden, these designs capture the magic and mystery of winter, all featuring her distinctive hand-dyed yarns.
Emily moved to the small hamlet of Mooresburg, Canada, to set up her home and dye studio in a 100 year-old general store. In her remote location, winter meant layers of snow and ice, transforming the wild landscape into a sparkling blank canvas that became a valuable source of inspiration. Each pattern draws details from this wintry landscape: soft shapes in the snow, the moon in an icy midnight sky, the delicate evergreen berries. With careful consideration of practical design details that make these knits functional for the coldest of days, Knits About Winter features hats, mIttens, socks, shawls, and four garments.
Also included are Emily’s charming stories of setting up her dye studio, as well as how she developed her colourways and the designs for the book. Photographed by the author during a snowy Mooresburg winter, each image is a peek into the sceney and spaces that were integral to the book.
Knits About Winter is book to a treasure, and in the colder months will encourage you find the beauty and colour in the darkest season, evoking the warm glow that only beautiful knits can.
Knits About Winter is available to pre-order here.
Both publications are expected to be shipping from 12th November. You can also pick up a copies at your local yarn store, from 17th November.
Of course we have all the chatter and fun on our Ravelry group too.
Pom Pom xxx
Issue 27 images by Laura Morsman, modelled by Ilaina Espinaco & Malikya Bishop.
Knits About Winter images by Emily Foden, modelled by Sachiko & Kiyomi Burgin.