Here at PPQ we like to celebrate the end of one KAL with a look ahead to the beginning of another; and our line up of woolly prizes for the Summer KAL are the perfect accompaniments to the patterns that feature in the forthcoming Autumn issue of Pom Pom. So don’t worry, even though the Summer KAL is winding down, you don’t have to put your needles away, as our Autumn preview is just around the corner! Due for release in early August, our autumnal issue brings together some of our favourite fall things; woodland rambles, bonfires and of course excellent knitwear! Enter your finished project pics in the Summer 2015 FO Ravlery Thread before Sunday 2 August to be in with a chance of winning one of four prizes. This is what you could be casting on in a matter of weeks…
Up first, a cardigan’s worth of Fancy Tiger Heirloom Romney yarn. A rustic and woolly yarn made from hardwearing Romney fleece. One lucky winner will be able to choose their favourite shade from a range of 20 hand-dyed jewel tones.
Also perfect for an autumn wardrobe is Midwinter Yarn’s Pirkkalanka and again, we have a generous jumper amount to giveaway. May we suggest Maude, a cable pullover that you will soon be able to find in Issue 14? We love the colour ‘Jade’ used for the sample – and handily that’s the shade we have up for grabs!
And finally, two people have the chance to win two balls of Jamieson’s Double Knitting in the gorgeously heathered colour ‘Dusk’, ideal for a little autumn accessory.
If you want to be entered into the random draw to win some of these lovely autumnal yarns, the rules as always are –
1) Knit or crochet a project from any issue of Pom Pom or our blog.
2) Any project is welcome that you haven’t entered before.
4) Winners will be picked after Sunday 2nd August, so make sure you get your photos posted before then and we’ll choose four at random from the FO thread, who will each receive one of the prizes listed above.
If you think you won’t be casting off in time, then you can always join in with our KAL for the next issue at the beginning of August.
Stay tuned for previews of of our Autumn 2015 issue – we’ll be revealing all on the blog soon!
Plus, because we just can’t get enough of knitting along with lovely fibre folk, we are sponsoring Shannon Cook’s Summer Sweater Knit Along (SSKAL). Now in its fifth year, this annual KAL runs with the intention of giving knitters the encouragement to knit a jumper over the summer months, to be finished (in theory!) just in time for when the colder weather starts to appear.
The fun kicks off Wednesday 29th July and ends around the 9th September. The KAL will be hosted on Shannon’s website VeryShannon.com, but you can also join in via the busy Ravelry group and thread and the designated Pinterest page. There will be giveaways, tutorials, guest posts and more – we can’t wait to play Spot-the-Pom-Pom-Project!
x Pom Pom