We hope you are watching leaves turn all manner of bright shades, and if not, hopefully you are somewhere warm where you don’t need colourful leaves to cheer up chilly days! Leaves and lack of sunshine aside we have a new episode of Pomcast all ready for your listening pleasure. So settle yourself somewhere comfy, pick up your needles (or hook!) and get your cosy on.
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Thanks again to our awesome sponsors for this episode – Milla Mia! Known for their modern knitting patterns and contemporary Scandinavian design, and with two fantastic naturally soft merino yarns to choose from you should definitely check them out! Milla Mia have very kindly given us one copy of their lovely book Winter Knitting, which you can win by telling us which colour of MillaMia’s lovely yarns is your favourite by commenting on this post by Sunday 8th November to be in with a chance of winning. Extra points if you tweet, share on Facebook or Instragram! Just let us know that you did in a separate comment.
Tell + Tell
Sophie is working on her pony hat (a.k.a. Karusellen from our Autumn 2014 issue), and is planning to make a Garland in Shibui Silk Cloud so that she can look like Galadriel. Not dissimilar to Lydia’s Garlandia.
Lydia finished a Pianissimo, and is finishing off a jumper for her little brother (not so little anymore, you can see him modelling Rye for the Pom Pom blog). She is also planning a garment project… swatching is happening!
The main news is of course that our Winter 2015 issue is out now! Biba-inspired luxury to bring some razzle dazzle to gloomier days, if you haven’t already seen it (where have you been?!?) you can check out all the patterns on ravelry, and get your very own copy here.
We have also been to two lovely events in the last month, the first was Yarndale which is held in a cattle market, and featured lots of our favourites; John Arbon, Midwinter Yarns, and Blacker to name a few! And of course Pom Pom columnist Anna Maltz was on the Navia stand showing off her samples from her soon to be released pattern book inspired by penguins. We can’t wait!
And of course, Pom Pom was at Rhinebeck, with a preview of the Winter issue, giveaways and a whole lot more!
We review the excellent follow up to Toasty Volume 1… Toasty Volume 2! Accessory designs from the fabulous Rachel Coopey in BaaRamEwe Titus. Lydia’s faves included the Kettlesing hat (shown in the middle below), and Sophie’s faves were the Binsoe (right) and Birstwith (left) hats, both with lovely colour work.
More exciting Coop Knits related news: Rachel has recently released her very own yarn, Socks Yeah! Perfect for socks (naturally) amongst other things, and in 10 colours, all named after precious metals, we highly recommend getting some. And knitting with it! Perhaps even the Hulanicki socks Rachel designed for the winter issue?
The brilliant dyer Julie Asselin was our correspondent at Rhinebeck.
She recorded a series of mini interviews for us with Rhinebeck attendees. In the episode we heard from:
If you aren’t familiar with Julie’s yarn you can see it featured in the Theda cowl from our current Winter issue.
Tis the season to get the sniffles… or at least it feels that way here in damp London town. Sophie and Lydia scoured ravelry for top ‘get well soon’ knits.
But of course we all know that the best way to get well soon is to knit your way through the sniffles, and reward yourself with a chill busting woolly item when you are well enough to venture outdoors again. Or at least a cuddly cold virus!
toast toppings! Toast is an important British institution, you can hear what Sophie and Lydia chose as their favourite toast topping items.
x Pom Pom