PREVIEW: THE WOOL ISSUE

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

It’s that time of year, folks: time to think about cosying up. We still get that tingle just thinking about a chill in the air, the smell of wood-burning fires, and of course, piles of wool in our laps, ready to be worked up into some seriously toasty knitwear. This year, we decided it was time we devoted a whole issue to some of our most-well loved small yarn producers – the kind that can often trace their wool back to the flock of sheep it came from. So: The Wool Issue.

Not only do we have ten stunning patterns all using properly woolly yarns, we have some really excellent articles for you as well. Anna Maltz writes thoughtfully as always on local yarns and ‘fusion’ knitting, and the PPQ editors revisit the John Arbon Textiles mill in Devon to learn more about the journey  yarn takes before it reaches our hands. We also have another lovely comic from illustrator Katie Green, thoughts on going minimalist with your tools from Andi Satterlund, as well as a look at the ephemeral nature of film from Caitlin ffrench.

You may be wondering how we managed to fit all this and more in – we decided to make the leap and add more pages to Pom Pom for the first time since Issue 7 (and we’re now on 14!). So look forward to an even more substantial PPQ in your letterbox or at your LYS very soon. We’ve been dying to share this gorgeous issue with you pretty much since we finished photographing it in some beautiful English twilight, so without further ado, meet our Issue 14 patterns:

Pianissimo // Thien-Kieu Lam // baa ram ewe dovestone DK

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

 

Maude // Caarin Fleischmann // Midwinter Yarns Pirkkalanka Vahva

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

 

Karusellen // Erica Smith // Brooklyn Tweed Shelter

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

 

Hitchcock // Alexa Ludeman (Tin Can Knits) // Swans Island All American Worsted

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

 

North Toque // Maria Valles // Ístex Álafoss Lopi

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

 

Jean // Nadia Crétin-Léchenne // John Arbon Textiles Viola

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

 

Abram’s Bridge // Mer Stevens // Fancy Tiger Crafts Heirloom Romney

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

 

Oak Crest // Maisie Howarth // Quince & Co Lark

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

 

Magdalen // Joji Locatelli // O-Wool Classic Worsted

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

 

Woodland Tales // Melody Hoffmann // New Lanark Double Knitting

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 14: Autumn 2015

 

Feeling suitably autumnal yet? We thought so. To keep that feeling going, go ahead and check out all the gorgeous photos and start the queuing on Ravelry, and feel free to pre-order or subscribe, if you haven’t already. Oh, and thanks for continuing to buy the magazine and knit beautiful projects. You guys are the best!

x Pom Pom

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4 Responses to PREVIEW: THE WOOL ISSUE

  1. Charlotte July 29, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    So excited! I can’t wait for my subscription to arrive:)

  2. Claire July 29, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

    Very much looking forward to the next issue and so excited it’s a bumper crop of Woolley goodness.

  3. nobutterfly July 30, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    It looks amazing! Though I wish we still have some summer and hot temperatures in August before we need to take out those woolens ;-)

  4. Jessica August 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm #

    This makes me look forward to autumn!

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