Hello fellow Pom Pom-ers! Whether you find yourself on land, sea, or air this summer Lydia and Sophie are here to accompany you through your knitting adventures with the Pomcast! As well as our usual larks we have an interview with Amy Hendrix, the creative force behind Madelinetosh.

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Our lovely sponsors The Knot House have also generously offered a fabulous giveaway of a $30 cash coupon to spend on any of their woolly delights on their new website! If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning, simply comment below letting us know what you’d spend this on – make sure you get your entries in by Sunday 7th August. Extra points if you tweet, or share on Facebook or Instagram! Just let us know that you did in a separate comment.

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Thanks again to our sponsor The Knot House, a LYS located in historic Frederick, Maryland.

Tell + Tell

While life gets in the way of Sophie’s knitting plans and she waits for Issue 18, Lydia has lots of projects off the needles and looking gorgeous! Here she is mid-jumping for joy in her new Vaara tee knit in Old Maiden Aunt’s Merino 4ply in ‘to the black’.

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Another fresh FO includes Lydia’s Equilibrium cardigan, knit in Blacker Yarn’s Tamar

Lydia's Equilibrium cardigan, pattern from Issue 16 Pom Pom Quarterly

And on a knit to know basis, Lydia recommends the cultural delights of Ali Smith and Happy Valley.

Tip Top, Top Tip
 Knitting as a form of exercise? We weren’t convinced until Sophie found this 100% reliable scientific fact… listen to find out more!


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Oh hey new Autumn Issue previews! If you haven’t had a gander of the patterns on Ravelry yet, we highly recommend you do so now. You can pre-order or subscribe here!


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For our review this episode we look at Andrea Rangel’s new book Rugged Knits. A collection of functional and beautiful garments – we chose some favourites such as Woolen Explorer , Lily Toes and (shown below) Gleaming Horizon.



We’re back again at TNNA with Meghan and Lydia, who this time are speaking to Amy Hendrix of Madelinetosh. They discuss names, starting a business, yarns, and of course colour.

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Knitters You Should Know About (KYSKA)

Wondering what Field Marshal FitzRoy James Henry Somerset has to do with knitting? Settle in for a little history lesson.

Just a reminder that we still want your questions for our resident craft guru Juju! Next podcast we need your queries as we ask ‘What Would Juju Do?’ Have a listen to PomCast 26 if you missed the first part of this feature.

Top Three…

…children’s telly programmes! Take a little walk down memory lane with us.

We always love to hear you suggestions for top three and for anything else you want to hear about, so remember you can always get in touch on the Ravelry forum or [email protected]

xxx Pom Pom

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34 Responses to POMCAST 27 + AMY HENDRIX

  1. Vicki Lynch July 30, 2016 at 2:17 am #

    I saw many yarns at The Knot House that I’d like to bring home, but first would be a skein of Trillium Yarn’s Lilt Sock in the lovely orange tones that pop up when you click on it. I love your podcast and magazine.

  2. Annie Wenstrup July 30, 2016 at 6:18 am #

    Oh I’d use it towards a few skeins of The Fibre Company’s Knightsbridge. What a nicely laid out web store front!

  3. Jules July 30, 2016 at 8:17 am #

    Lovely website with some lovely yarns. I would like to knit a shawl with Northbound knitting yarn, such interesting colour combinations it would be a fun project.

  4. Inês G. July 30, 2016 at 8:54 am #

    Oh it’s so hard to choose amongst all the beautiful yarns — but I think I’d go for a skein of The Fibre Company’s Cumbria!

  5. Katie July 30, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    I think I would use it words some Western Sky Knits Magnolia sock for a shawl! Beautiful website too.

  6. Margaret July 30, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    OK, I can see the Knothouse has fantastic things! I would definitely use it toward one of the lovely kits they have, like the fair isle kit.

  7. Julia July 30, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    That Fibre Co. Yarn looks mighty appealing!

    Also, fabulous episode ladies, maybe one of my favs so far!

  8. Katie July 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

    Fair Isle kit, Magpie Fibers, or Malabrigo. So hard to pick just one!

  9. Jessica July 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

    Oooo! The Knot House is just up the way from me, and I had no idea! Fortunately that means that I could go in and fondle all the yarns to be sure, but right now I’m thinking a sweater quantity of either Fyberspates or Spincycle would be lovely.

  10. Naomi July 30, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

    I would try some Spincycle yarn

  11. Patricia Fontes July 31, 2016 at 1:39 am #

    I would love to have a yarn store like this close to my place…. amazing! I would love to get a few skeins of Swanky DK, from Magpie, amazing colors. I am still in between the 501’s and First Rodeo. A beautiful scarf would be just the perfect accessory for the winter to come!

  12. Ali July 31, 2016 at 4:11 am #

    I’ve got my eye on some of that spincycle… thanks for the great giveaway! Fun podcast!

  13. Emma July 31, 2016 at 7:29 am #

    So much pretty yarn! I think I’ll would spend the coupon on a couple of skeins of Shepherds Wool Worsted, so I could make something cosy for autumn. Maybe an Ammolite cowl?

  14. Joan Hollins July 31, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

    Too many lovely choices on the Knot House site! I think I might need some Malabrigo Arco Iris Arroyo for a new winter hat. I’m also currently crushing on the Neighborhood Yarn Co.

  15. Libby July 31, 2016 at 10:28 pm #

    I’d use it toward some of The Fibre Company’s Cumbria yarn.

  16. Hedvig Schou Hansen August 1, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    I’d go for the Silky Singleton 70/30 in the color Sky cover! Usually I go for the brightly coloured but sometimes you’ve got to try something new. Love the different hues of the skeins of Silky Singleton, and how they look so soft and squishy ❤

  17. Sam August 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    There are so many beautiful yarns on offer at The Knot House, but I think I would put the voucher towards a skein of Sweet Georgia. It’s a yarn that always looks so beautiful on podcasts, but I’m yet to try.

  18. Blithespirit August 1, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    This is tough, but I think a skein from Northbound Knitting would be lovely. Such gorgeous colourways.

  19. Imogene August 1, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    I’m halfway through the podcast, and loving it, as usual! I think I’d spend my theoretical voucher on some Shepherd’s Wool, which looks particularly lush. I particularly love the sage colorway! xx

  20. Rachel August 1, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

    There are some really lovely options on the Knot House website! I think I’d spend my voucher on some Spun Right Round yarn or The Fibre Co. Cumbria.

  21. Rachel R. August 1, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

    Hello to Frederick from a fellow Maryland’er!

    That Cumbria Worsted in Helvellyn looks mighty dreamy; I think the voucher would make a nice deposit on a sweater-worth of that. :)

  22. Kate August 1, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    Would definitely get “Dirty Denim” sock yarn from Spun Right Round.

  23. Lori August 2, 2016 at 1:41 am #

    So many pretty yarns, and I think I would choose some Malabrigo Nube Roving. It would get me motivated to dust off my spinning wheel.

  24. Janet August 3, 2016 at 7:45 am #

    Omg! Too many beautiful yarns to chose from….I think I’d first try shalimar breathless which I’ve heard praised many times.

  25. Rebecca August 4, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

    I’ve just discovered your pomcast – am totally hooked, and am doing that weird stalkerish thing of listening backwards through the catalogue! If I was lucky enough to win the voucher, I think I would treat myself to a skein of this – http://shop.knothouseyarns.com/magnolia-sock/dp/3384 – I adore the cover pictures colours!

  26. Carole August 4, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

    I’d like to try some Jill Draper Hudson probably in Slate, I’m loving grey at the moment :)

  27. Heather O'Connell August 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

    Oh my, I would have to spend it on some Shalimar! Soooo soofffftttt. Loving this podcast so much!

  28. Nadine August 7, 2016 at 2:59 am #

    I would use the gift money for gorgeous Shalimar Breathless fingerings. I’d double up and get two pretty colors, but one would likely be pink!

  29. Kooki August 8, 2016 at 3:57 am #

    An almost impossible choice, but I think I would get some Spun Right Round Sock in the Blue Goo in the 8 Ball colourway…

  30. Charlotte Powell August 8, 2016 at 10:34 pm #

    Love the latest episode – and the latest issue of the mag! From Knothouse, I think it might have to be a skein from Spincycle Yarns, I’m thinking some of the amazing knitfast die young, which looks stunning

  31. angela st quintin August 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

    Raglan cardigan bit made me laugh so much, Thank you QI Sophie and Lydia.

    • Sophie Scott August 16, 2016 at 10:19 am #

      Glad you enjoyed- it was fun to research :D

  32. Diane August 23, 2016 at 1:38 am #

    Thank you to the Knot House for a chance to win. I seem to agree with most people that some Fibre Co. Cumbria would be a great use of the voucher.


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