Hello pomcasters!

We hope you are having a lovely November. Pomcast 7 is all ready for you, complete with an interview with the ever astounding Cirilia Rose. Be sure to download the Soundcloud app if you want to listen on a mobile device, or if you subscribe to the Pomcast on iTunes it should appear on your device now! Hooray!

Cirilia has also kindly agreed to give a copy of her stunning new book Magpies, Homebodies & Nomads to a lucky winner! All you need to do is comment on this post by the end of Sunday 7th December telling us your favourite item from the book to be in with a chance to win. Extra points if you tweet, share on Facebook or Instragram! Just let us know that you did in a separate comment.

And of course don’t forget to check out our brilliant sponsors Blacker, who produce British breed specific yarns, all spun in Cornwall. Thanks Blacker!

Blacker Yarns - our wonderful sponsors for Pomcast 7

News + Reviews

Pom Pom was at Renegade Craft Fair London, which was super fun. We made lots of pom pom baubles, and got to have a quick gander at all sorts of wonderful hand made goodies.

Sophie attended Tom of Holland’s darning class – you should definitely check out his blog here, for visible mending and a list of upcoming workshops. We also talked about the new Winter 2014 issue of Pom Pom, full of pub themed goodness, and beautiful patterns.

Pom Pom Qauarterly: Issue 11 - Winter 2014

Our book review is Cirilia Rose’s ode to knitwear Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads: A Modern Knitter’s Guide to Exploring and Discovering Style which is an excellent read, and provides a real insight into Cirilia’s creative process. Highly recommended!

And for our yarn review enter Blacker Gotland DK, a lovely woolly gift of a yarn. In neutral greys it is a real earthy yarn for those of you who like to feel the providence in the things you make.

Blacker focus on producing sustainable and very British yarns, so definitely check them out! We also used one of their yarns for the Sorrel hat in our latest issue.

Sorrel from Winter 2014 in Blacker yarn

Ravelry Realness 

We have some tips for quick Christmas knits! Listen for more, but here were our picks:

Skipworth Mitts || Take Heart Hat || Coler || Housewarming dishcloths || Seventeen Seeds and Rye


Listen to hear what Cirilia has to say on topics such as how she came to be part of the knitting world, and what her spirit animal is. Hard hitting journalism! This is one of our favourites from the book; the Isla cardigan with the Marion collar.

Isla Cardigan from Cirilia Rose's new book!

Colour of the Cast

Is Pink! There was a little controversy about the pinks that Lydia chose, they were American Beauty from Malabrigo, and Skye Gabbro by Shilasdair. Sophie chose ‘knock your socks off” pinks, coquette and pop rocks from MadelineTosh and Strawberry Fields from Malabrigo.

Top 3…

christmassy things which are acceptable in November… a slightly abstract theme, but important of course! Here is an extra pom pom related acceptable christmas thing… pom poms + baubles = pom pom bauble garland!!!

Pom pom + bauble extravaganza from pom pom quarterly blog

We hope you have enjoyed Pomcast 7, as ever thank you to Eli Block, you can find more of his music here . And of course don’t forget to check out Blacker who sponsored this podcast

x Pom Pom

Blacker Yarns - our wonderful sponsors for Pomcast 7


, ,


  1. Shanna November 29, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    Cirilia Rose’s new book looks great! The Reyka Pullover is definitely my favorite. Love that colorwork.

  2. Jules November 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    I have been waiting for Cirilia’s book to be released gorgeous book, the Isla cardigan is my favourite.

  3. StaceyKnitsIt November 29, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    I Love the Framboise Scarf!

  4. Angie Ward November 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    I am so excited for this book!! I can’t pick just one pattern from the book as they are all beautiful and knit worthy.

  5. Charlotte November 30, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    Am I allowed to choose a set? I can’t decide between the L’Arbre hat and the L’Arbre Mitts!

  6. Charlotte November 30, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    I also tweeted!

  7. Vanessa November 30, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

    I love the Reyka Pullover the fair isle yoke is beautiful and the fact it’s got a hood makes it so very cute. I’d love to snuggle up in that :) and second favourite has to be the Jordaan Cape.

  8. Vanessa November 30, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Shared via facebook and twitter x

  9. Samantha November 30, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    I think the Gezell Coat is my favorite! It looks like it would be a fall staple for me!

  10. asteride November 30, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    What a nice, beautiful and fresh book! A lot of brilliant patterns! My favorite is the unusual Jordaan Cape.

  11. lea lacoste December 1, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    Cirilia’s book is actually on my Xmas wish list!! That title seriously, it’s the best! I particularly love l’Arbre mitts and hats, and that pompom heart!! <3 Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Nicole December 1, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    I always like a good hat and mitt set so the L’Arbre set looks very appealing!

  13. Nicole December 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    I tweeted this.

  14. Nicole December 1, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    I shared this on facebook.

  15. Linda December 1, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    I like the L’Arbre Hat.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

  16. shauna December 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    so into the gezell coat!

  17. ella December 1, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    I like the L’arbre hat!

  18. Yas December 1, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    I love the L’Arbre hat, such a pretty stitch pattern.
    Your pomcast is great and is keeping me company knitting this evening :)

  19. Fen December 1, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    I really like the Loro Vest. Flongstocking on Ravelry.

  20. Fen December 1, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    Shared on facebook!

  21. Elise December 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    What a lovely book. I am currently obsessed with the Gezell Coat. Hello pockets!

  22. Kate December 2, 2014 at 1:33 am #

    My favourite is the Jordaan cape!

  23. Kathy December 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Love, Love, Love….L’ Abre hats and mitts.

  24. Sue H December 3, 2014 at 2:23 am #

    Studio Pullover! Love the use of the curly locks. Thanks!

  25. Rachel R. December 3, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Lovely – I’m a fan of Cirilia’s patterns (and style) and have been waiting for this book’s release. :) Of the lot, I’d have to call the Gezell Coat my favorite. (This could be a byproduct of currently sitting in a very cold office; the coat looks so warm and snuggly!)

  26. sallyravels December 4, 2014 at 5:13 am #

    Loved this pomcast (as always). Perhaps especially your interview with Cirilia. Her book sounds amazing. Keep up the good work Pomcasters!

    • sallyravels December 4, 2014 at 5:16 am #

      Eeep. I meant to say I love the Reyka Pullover!

  27. Fen December 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Loved the podcast! It sounded like you really had a whale of a time. Spread the news to some of my friends when I saw them today! Lets see what they think of your podcast…

  28. Kristine Makauskas December 7, 2014 at 3:52 am #

    I’m totally a vest girl so the Loro vest appeals to me.

  29. Jenny December 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

    Love the Isla Cardigan paired with the Marion Collar! The Studio Pullover is a very close second. I’m curious to try the fiber hooking technique Cirilia uses on the pullover and collar – what fun!

  30. Ted December 1, 2016 at 3:56 am #

    Sorry for the tardy comment, but I’m binge listening to catch up. What were the tie patterns?



    • Pom Pom Mag December 1, 2016 at 11:20 am #

      They were Seventeen Seeds and Rye – you can find them on the Pom Pom blog here! Sorry that this detail was missing from the post – thanks for letting us know so we can update it.
      Happy Knitting!

  31. resa till europa January 21, 2017 at 10:53 am #

    Whats Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled upon this
    Ive fouund It absolutely useful and it haas helped me out loads.I am hoping to contribute & help different customers
    like its helped me. Good job.


  1. Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads by Cirilia Rose | Linda Marveng - December 10, 2014

    […] This hardcover book is fascinating and well worth reading, as I am sure you already have discovered, in addition to containing 24 divine patterns. Like the title it is divided into three parts with excellent introduction to each part e.g. Magpies title: “I am, as I suspect many of you are, addicted to yarn.” Yes, that rings a bell, for sure! Each part also has two articles on Style inspiration: “Color Me Brave” and “Think Like a Stylist” in Magpies, “Surround Yourself” (read: with talented people), and “Substituting Yarns” in Homebodies, and “Finding Myself in Iceland” (read: inspiration and second home) and “Looking for a Come-up (aka Thrifting)”. As if that was not enough essential reading it also includes “The Canon” with recommended reading, sources for supplies, special techniques, abbreviations, acknowledgements and about the author. Do also enjoy listening to the podcast where Cirilia Rose is interviewed by her former employer Kathy Elkins of WEBS fame: blog.yarn.com and when visiting London having a party and plenty of giggles with the lovely Pompom magazine: pompommag.com. […]

Leave a Reply

Copyright Pom Pom Publishing Ltd 2012-2019