Happy Knitmas Pomcats! We hope that whatever you are doing this time of year, that you’re enjoying a good WIP and indulging in some tasty treats. What better accompaniment than a new merry episode of the Pomcast, including an interview with the talented Andrea Mowry. We’ve got the whole team involved for this episode, Meghan is our US corespondent, chatting with Andrea, and Sophie and Lydia are joined by Amy for some gift giving and party games – it’s like you are at the Pom Pom office party!


Make sure to download the Soundcloud app if you want to listen on a mobile device, or if you subscribe to Pomcast on iTunes it should appear on your device now! All episodes of Pomcast are also now available on Stitcher too. And while you’re having a listen, why not rate us or even leave a little review – thanks!

Thanks to Unravel for sponsoring this episode – we hope to see you at the festival in February! Make sure to check out our giveaway at the end of this post to see how you could bag yourself some tickets.


It won’t be a surprise to you that we’ve released a book recently, thank you for all your support for Knitting Outside the Box! You can get your copy and indulge in our special gift sets too, which include a skein of Julie Asselin’s Leizu DK which is used for the Mailou mitts, plus a KOB pencil and notebook. Our dedicated KAL as also launched, so head over to the Pom Pom Ravelry group to find out how to get involved.

We have also our Christmas gift to you, a beautiful cabled mitt pattern, available to download for FREE


You’ll know Andrea from her sock pattern Flourite from Issue 23, here she is hanging out with Meghan in Austin earlier this year. We’re pleased to say that Meghan’s excellent journalism means that Andrea has let us into the secret of how she found her fade…


Thanks to our sponsors Unravel, we have two tickets to giveaway for this fab fibre festival. To be in with a chance of winning, simply comment below letting us know what your knitting highlight of 2017 was. Make sure you get your comments in before midnight GMT 7th January – good luck!

See you in 2018! Pom Pom xxx 



  1. carlotta December 22, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    My knitting highlight of 2017 is/was knitting two sweaters from PomPom. Brynja.. I knit a blue one and a purple one. One for me and one for a friend. It was a lot of fun.

  2. carlotta December 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

    I love Lydia’s laugh..

  3. Alison Hellyer December 22, 2017 at 10:20 pm #

    The only possible answer to this question was coming to POMFEST!!!!! It was such a wonderful magical day

  4. Alex December 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm #

    Hmmmmm…. I’ve made so many things that I love this year! But the highlight is probably making my first ever pair of socks as a gift this month. I’m so happy with how they turned out, and so excited imagining my friend opening them!

  5. Lucy Bowen December 28, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

    Difficult question to narrow to just one answer! I would say knitting my favourite and best fitting sweater – Breathing Space is my highlight. Looking forward to a fabulous knitting year – thank you for a fab podcast and magazine.

  6. Alicia December 28, 2017 at 8:42 pm #

    My knitting highlight was knitting my first and second sweaters this year, and they both fit which was pretty fantastic.

  7. Alicia Perez January 2, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

    My knitting highlight was getting back to enjoying knitting again.

  8. Maria R. January 2, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

    Toe-up socks from Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock! Pink/orange sherbet colored and so happy to wear in a cold, gray December!

  9. Maria R. January 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm #

    A pair of pink/orange sherbet colored toe-up socks from Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock.
    They are pure happiness pulled over cold December toes :)

  10. Allie Hanson January 2, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

    Attending a couple of festivals and knitting a sweater for my brother that he loves (it was his payment for doing our wedding invites)

  11. Helen January 2, 2018 at 6:38 pm #

    I was so pleased with my finished bash beanie from the birthday issue, I normally go for jacket weight yarns so the projects speed by but the colourwork was so much fun I didn’t notice the time passing!

  12. Bena Murray January 2, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

    My knitting highlight of 2017 was knitting my find your fade shawl by Andrea Mowry! I had a fab time through it all – from planning colours to blocking and showing it off! I can wait to cast on the comfort fade cardi in 2018 ?

  13. Danielle Lubin January 3, 2018 at 2:50 am #

    My knitting highlight of 2017 was making a Brooklyn Tweed cardigan for myself (Bellows) that is extra cable-y, fisherman-y, and so cozy!! Can’t wait to make more sweaters this year and maybe try fair isle for he first time!

  14. Jen Barton January 3, 2018 at 4:23 am #

    Learning how to spin on a drop spindle at a local alpaca farm and then using the yarn to make a hat was the best for 2017!

  15. So Contessa January 3, 2018 at 7:58 am #

    Knitting highlight: adding special skeins to my inspiring collection of yarn and fibers. And started my first sweater! So much potential. The anticipation is killing me…I hope it lasts.

  16. Maria Müller January 3, 2018 at 8:03 am #

    My knitting Highlight was my perfect fit cardigan from mari cheba called ginnys cardigan. I love this garment so much!

  17. Hilary P January 3, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    My knitting highlight was discovering the Vellamo pattern in Pompom. I have completed my first (which is now my favourite jumper) and I’ve just started my second. I think there may even be a third!

  18. Kim January 3, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

    My knitting highlight was meeting knitters at Pomfest. I saw designers and knitters I only knew online and got to chat with them in real life. Such a great community! ?

  19. Anne January 3, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

    The highlight of my knit year 2017 was knitting a sweater called Oraefi. It is a pullover sweater done in lettlopi with a stranded color work yoke and more color work on the bottoms of the sleeves. It was the perfect blend of yarn, pattern and my frame of mind. Everything just clicked and I knit the whole thing in 8 days. I don’t normally try to be quick about my knitting, I very much enjoy the process, but somehow with this project I just couldn’t put it down. We are now having a cold snap where I live and I am very happy indeed to have my cozy sweater. Love Pom Pom, keep up the great work.

  20. Kit January 3, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

    Knitting highlights was all the sock yarn I bought at last year’s Unravel. Just knitting up the last skein now. Roll on February 2018

  21. Heather W January 3, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

    My knitting highlight of 2017 was making my partner his first pair of hand knit socks!

  22. Alisa Brandstetter January 4, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

    My knitting highlight of 2017 was rediscovering my love for knitting. It has been over 20 years since i cast on and boy has this hobby been through some changes. I love the indie dyers; there colors are beautiful and with youtube and podcasts, you can always find “how to’s” if you need the help. I am so glad I have come back to this craft.

  23. Leslie S. January 4, 2018 at 9:16 pm #

    Making my first adult sweater for my grandmother’s 95th birthday! She loved it :)

  24. Denise Mc January 5, 2018 at 11:25 pm #

    My knitting highlight this year was teaching myself how to knit fair isle with yarn in both hands. No more tangled mess! Can’t wait to start my next project.

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