ISSUE 34 OFFICIAL PREVIEW

Issue 34 is here! Our Autumn 2020 collection is guest edited by Ocean Rose, and their dreamy aesthetic saturates every single page. Ocean chose ‘home’ as the theme for their issue long before many of us would be spending longer in our abodes than usual due to the pandemic. Prepare yourselves for ten cosy, snuggly knits which will make you want to hunker down during the months of autumn.

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that the sneak peeks we’ve shared of this issue on Instagram have been photographed and modelled by different people. To keep our teams safe during lockdown, we asked the models to photograph themselves from the comfort of their own homes, which ties in with this issue’s theme perfectly!

In the past, we’ve linked each design to its page on Ravelry. However, in light of Ravelry’s current accessibility issues, we’ve included more images and information for each design here so that those who cannot use the site can still get the full low-down! If you do wish to view PPQ34’s patterns on Ravelry, then you can enjoy them here.

 

Tortoiseshell // Sylvia Watts-Cherry // Jamieson’s: Shetland Spindrift

Modelled and photographed by Shingi Rice

Yarn weight: fingering / 4 ply

Gauge: 23 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in St st on 3.25mm needles after blocking

Needle size: US 3 – 3.25mm & US 2½ – 3.0mm

Yardage: 898 – 2008 yards (821 – 1836m)

Sizes available: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

 

Delphinus // Aurélie Tixier // Ocean by the Sea: Lark & Halo

Blue sample: modelled and photographed by Cat Seixas

Cream sample: modelled and photographed by Lydia Morrow

Yarn weight: fingering / 4ply & lace & lace & lace = fingering / 4ply

Gauge: 17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in reverse St st worked flat and in the round on 5mm needles after blocking, with a strand of yarns A and B held together. One rep of Chart B to measure 4cm / 1½” after blocking

Needle size: US 4 – 3.5mm & US 8 – 5.0mm

Yardage: 2625 – 4921 yards (2400 – 4500m)

Sizes available: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

 

Chuska // Tressa Weidenaar // Jamieson’s: Double Knitting

Modelled and photographed by James Watts

Yarn weight: DK / 8 ply

Gauge: 19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in the round over chart pattern on 4.5mm needles after blocking.

Needle size: US 7 – 4.5mm

Yardage: 264 yards (241m)

Sizes available: one size

 

Nestledown // Armenuhi Avanian // Oysters and Purls: Alpaca / Corriedale

Modelled by Meghan Fernandes, photographed by Lucas Wade

Yarn weight: DK / 8 ply

Gauge: 20.5 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in St st on 4mm needles after blocking

Needle size: US 6 – 4.0mm

Yardage: 1182 – 2655 yards (1081 – 2428m)

Sizes available: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

 

Naea // Malia Mae Joseph // Qing Fibre: Merino Singles + Ocean by the Sea: Halo

Modelled and photographed by Ocean Rose

Yarn weight: lace & fingering / 4ply = Sport / 5 ply

Gauge: 27 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in honeycomb pattern (rows 3-10 of Chart) with 2 strands of yarn A and 1 strand of yarn B held together, on 5.5mm needles after blocking. 26 sts & 20 rows = 10cm / 4″ over chevron cable pattern (rows 47-54)

Needle size: US 9 – 5.5mm

Yardage: 2546 yards (2328m)

Sizes available: one size (210cm / 82½” long [excluding fringe] x 24cm / 9½” wide)

 

Atlantica // Audrey Borrego // Istex: Einband

Blue sample: modelled by Meghan Fernandes, photographed by Lucas Wade

Peach sample: modelled and photographed by Lydia Gluck

Yarn weight: lace & lace = fingering / 4 ply

Gauge: 24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Chart pattern on 4mm needles after blocking with two strands of yarn held together. 20.5 sts & 28 rounds = 10cm / 4″ over St st on 4mm needles after blocking with two strands of yarn held together.

Needle size: US 6 – 4.0mm & US 4 – 3.5mm

Yardage: 2187 – 5468 yards (2000 – 5000m)

Sizes available: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

 

Crossfade // A L Leong // Retrosaria: Brusca

Grey sample: modelled and photographed by Lydia Morrow

Cream sample: modelled and photographed by Ocean Rose

Yarn weight: worsted / 10 ply

Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Main Pattern Chart on 4.5mm needles after blocking.

Needle size: US 7 – 4.5mm

Yardage: 601 – 908 yards (550 – 830m)

Sizes available: 1 (2)

 

Celestite // Isabel Alé // Ocean by the Sea: Twirl

Modelled and photographed by Iesha Parker

Image stills of Celestite photographed by Ocean Rose 

Yarn weight: fingering / 4 ply

Gauge: 34 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in Chart pattern in the round on 2.25mm needles after blocking.

Needle size: US 0 – 2.0mm & US 1 – 2.25mm

Yardage: 554 – 780 yards (507 – 713m)

Sizes available: 1 (2, 3)

 

Yuan Yue // Tiffany Wong // Alafoss: Plötulopi

Modelled and photographed by James Watts

Yarn weight: DK & DK = Bulky / 12 ply

Gauge: 13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Single row striped St St on 6.5mm needles after blocking with two strands of DK weight yarn held together or one strand of bulky weight yarn.

Needle size: US 10½ – 6.5mm

Yardage: 1422 – 3412 yards (1300 – 3120m)

Sizes available: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

 

Auralite // Weichien Chan // Camellia Fiber Co.: Flax DK & Mohair & Silk

Modelled by Nyome Nicholas-Williams, photographed by Rachel Sherlock Photography

Yarn weight: DK & lace = DK / 8 ply

Gauge: 21 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in St st in the round on 5mm needles and holding one strand of yarn A and C together, after blocking. 21 sts & 18 rows = 10cm / 4″ over Chart B in the round on 5mm needles, after blocking.

Needle size: US 7 – 4.5mm & US 8 – 5.0mm

Yardage: 1581 – 4869 yards (1446 – 4452m)

Sizes available: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

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Tucked into Issue 34 are two articles, one by Elliot Maud and the other by Sukrita Mahon, and a recipe for ‘No Bake Berry Cheesecake’ by Cat Seixas – yummy! PPQ34 also includes a tutorial for a heart-shaped mender’s pouch by Maya Skylark!

You can pre-order your copy of PPQ34 here, or subscribe to a whole year of Pom Pom fun here! Remember that if you subscribe you save 25% on the cover price of the magazine, which works out as one whole magazine for free over the course of a year! Sign up for our 34-37 subscription and in addition to this issue guest edited by Ocean, you’ll guarantee your copy of PPQ35 which will be guest edited by Steven West and Aimée Gille, PPQ36 which will contain designs inspired by the aesthetic of quilts, and PPQ37 (our Summer 2021 collection)!

If you pre-order Issue 34 or if you’re a subscriber, you can expect your copy to arrive in your own home from 16th September onwards, and for all the paperless knitters out there, PPQ34 will be available digitally on 21st September.

With lots of autumnal love, Pom Pom xx

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