WINTER KAL ROUND UP + PRIZES!

Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey by Fiona Alice | Pom Pom Press

It has been a chilly start to the year in London and many of us in the UK have been keeping toasty and knitting for snowy weather! Our Winter Knit Along will close in just over a week, so if the dropping temperature hasn’t been enough to spur your knitting on, the promise of some exciting PPQ prizes should do the trick. Make sure you post a photo of your finished Pom Pom project in our FO thread by the end of Sunday 31 January to be in with the chance of winning some woolly wonders. If you haven’t got a project underway we reckon there is time to whip up an accessory and the good news is that projects from Take Heart (a whole collection of accessory patterns) by Fiona Alice are all welcome too! Here is a reminder of the rules…

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.

3) Post updates, pics, notes, comments, oohs and ahhs etc in our KAL thread, and post a pic of your finished item in the FO thread.

4) At the end of this season (Friday 30th October) we’ll choose a few winners at random from the FO thread.

Spring Yarns, clockwise from top left: Chester Wool Co Single Ply Sock Yarn, WYS BFL DK, Shetland Spindrift

As always, we have an amazing selection of prizes up for grabs including a whopping 7 skeins of West Yorkshire Spinners BFL DK, 3 balls of Jamieson’s Spindrift, and a skein of ChesterWool’s Single Ply Sock Yarn. This lovely natural colour palette will give you a hint of what’s to come in our first issue of 2016, we’ll have more on that next week! For now let’s see what your fellow Ravelry knitters have been up to…

We have been going gaga for all the Hulanicki socks.

Felinchen’s Hulanicki Socks

There have been some beautiful scarves and shawls, including Fadenfee2’s Deco City Shawl from our Winter Issue.

Fadenfee2’s Deco City Shawl

And check out Airluigi’s Pianissimo which pops in this gorgeous shade of pink.

Airluigi’s Pianissimo

Because Christmas fell in the middle of this KAL there was lots of gift knitting and a suitably festive sparkly Hitchcock by Kiltocraft, finished in time for the holiday season.

Killtocraft’s Hitchcock

We love seeing some vintage Pom Pom, especially when knit in shades of mustard, here is Sophistaknit’s Moss and Deer Horns from Issue 8 and Freezeframe’s Vermeil Scarf from way back in Autumn 2013!

SophistaKnit’s Moss and Deer Horns

Freezeframe’s Vermeil

We also had our first Take Heart FO’s. Libbyonthelabel and Felinchen will be keeping their ears warm in the Queensland Beach headband.

Libbyonthelabel’s Queensland Beach

Psst – if you are thinking of casting on a Ketch Harbour shawl from Take Heart be sure to check out Knit With Attitude’s dedicated KAL.

Hopefully you are feeling inspired to join in on the forums. We’ll be drawing winners on 1 February and if you want to see what you could be making with the wining yarns check back here next week for our Spring pattern preview!

Pom Pom x

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