Happy Friday Pomcats!
It’s been quite a start to the year here at Pom Pom HQ, what with Interpretations, our spring issue, and visits to unravel and the Hill Country Weavers retreat, we have been busy indeed! But we have one more trick up our (hand knitted) sleeves that we can’t wait to show you before spring really gets going. We are so excited and pleased to present… our brand new video tutorials!
We know that sometimes being able to watch someone else doing a technique is the easiest way to learn it, so we have teamed up with Pom Pom pal and long time collaborator Sophie Scott to make beautiful tutorial videos for your infotainment. You might even recognise Sophie’s voice from our monthly Pomcast!
As you can see, our first two video tutorials feature a crochet provisional cast on and Kitchener stitch. Both of these techniques are used in our current issue in Striated, but these techniques can be used together, or separately in all sorts of patterns. And of course in many Pom Pom patterns.
But it’s also a nifty trick for seamless joins in all sorts of garments and accessories. The floaty light Garland top uses Kitchener stitch to create an invisible join at the shoulders, as does Waterlily. Super sturdy and stylish market bag Pomelo uses kitchener stitch too! And lacy classic Turnberry has a little sneaky Kitchener stitch to join at the underarm.
If all of these awesome patterns aren’t reason enough for you to try out these techniques we don’t know what is. We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we enjoyed making them for you (a lot!) – and we especially hope they help take your knitting to places you always wanted it to go.
x Pom Pom