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:
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