The Autumn 2021 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!
Roots and branches are the inspiration for this issue, and it shows in the texture, cable, and colorwork patterns as well as the prose.
As editors Meghan Fernandes and Lydia Gluck write, this issue buzzes with “cables that echo gnarled roots, twisted stitches that call to mind the delicate tips of bare branches, and colorwork that interprets the living world on a tree’s trunk.” There are accessory patterns in the mix, but fall magazines are really all about the sweaters.
Along with intriguing patterns and essays, Pom Pom also features a recipe in each issue – this time it’s a Cantonese pudding made, fittingly, from ginger root.
Though we are now open only by appointment, we are delighted to continue a longstanding tradition – July is our Annual Inventory Sale month!
From July 1st to the 31st, everything in the shop is discounted by 15%. In an earlier post, I highlighted some popular yarn and pattern pairings, but today, let’s look at one of our other best sellers: books and magazines!
The Summer 2021 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!
Birds are the theme of this issue, inspiring the aesthetic choices of the contributing designers and providing metaphors and motifs that appear in the written material, as well.
Flipping through this issue, I spotted a few familiar yarns put to beautiful use – CoopKnits Socks Yeah! in colorwork socks, Kelbourne Woolens Mojave in a lacy summer top, and BC Garn Bio Balance in a color blocked tee.
Along with intriguing patterns and essays, Pom Pom also features a recipe in each issue – this time it’s a marbled coconut milk loaf, fittingly named Feather Bread.
Local Yarn Store Day is coming up, and we’re celebrating all week long with a Book Sale!
All in-stock books and magazines are 25% off from April 13 – 17, making this a great time to indulge in an exciting new publication, or pick up an older title that escaped notice the first time around – we have an awful lot of books to choose from!
Browse some of the latest and most popular publications below:
… and so much more! Place orders by phone or online for local pickup or shipping; we’ll take 25% all in-stock books and magazines ordered now through April 17. We’re more than happy to check our supply for any titles not listed here, just ask us – thanks for helping us make room for new books and magazines!
A reminder: all sales are final on discounted items; there will be no exchanges or returns. Thanks!
The Spring 2021 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!
This issue’s theme is quilting, a textile practice whose resourcefulness and design elements are here interpreted in vibrant color by knit and crochet designers alike.
Among these exciting new patterns, there’s some good reading, too – an interview with Sara Trail of the Social Justice Sewing Academy, and an article by Sofia Aatkar on crafting and identity expression.
Pom Pom Quarterly is $18.50 – order online and we can ship it to you, or you can come by to pick it up here at the shop! Along with this issue, we also have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Autumn 2020 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!
This new book from Pom Pom Press is all about raglan-sleeve pullovers, complete with patterns, tutorials, and inspiring modifications.
It’s a follow-up to Pom Pom’s excellent beginner book, Knit How, and invites improving knitters to take another step forward in their knitting skills.
The patterns are beautiful in their simplicity, which also makes them a blank slate for modifications – the section on “Variations and Adjustments” will see you through different sleeve and body lengths, necklines, and more, while the “Exploring Color” chapter covers stripes, marling, and color combinations.
Any knitters on your list this holiday season? Ready Set Raglan makes an excellent gift. Copies are $26.50 each – order online for local pickup or shipping!
We’re delighted to have our very favorite learn-to-knit book back in stock – Pom Pom’s Knit How!
Since we’ve all been encouraged to stay home during the pandemic, we’ve noticed an increase in new knitters, looking to dig into a new hobby. Knit How is a fresh book for knitters just getting started, one that’s as enticing and beautifully designed as books and magazines for more experienced knitters.
It begins with the fundamentals of knitting: casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off. The instructions are friendly and the photos and illustrations are clear, and helpful tips are sprinkled throughout.
From there, the book guides knitters through 10 patterns, each of which introduces a new technique, like increasing and decreasing, working in the round, cables, and lace.
Know someone seeking a new pastime? Knit How makes an excellent gift. Copies are $26.50 each – order online for local pickup or shipping!
The Autumn 2020 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!
This issue is guest edited by Ocean Rose, who chose the theme “home,” so appropriate for the season any year, but especially this year. For safety and also in keeping with the theme, the folks at Pom Pom had models take their own photos at home, and the results are truly beautiful.
The cover sweater is a striking intarsia pullover by Sylvia Watts-Cherry, knit with Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift.
Pick up this issue for essays by Sukrita Mahon and Elliot Maud, designs by Tressa Weidenaar, Audrey Borrego, thepetiteknitter, and others, and even a spectacular cheesecake recipe!
Pom Pom Quarterly is $18.50 – order online and we can ship it to you, or you can come by to pick it up here at the shop! Along with this issue, we also have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!
The Summer 2020 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!
This vibrant issue came out with two different covers, hinting at the abundance of warm-weather garments those covers contain. Kindred Red’s whimsical “Ardent” is knit with Kelbourne Woolens Mojave, a sport weight blend of cotton and linen.
Pom Pom has always been an interdisciplinary magazine, featuring recipes and a variety of crafty tutorials alongside their knitting patterns, but this issue in particular features more crochet than usual.
We may not have the yarns that are called for in these patterns, but we’re always happy to help come up with substitutes!
Pom Pom Quarterly is $18.50 – order online and we can ship it to you, or you can come by to pick it up here at the shop!
Along with this issue, we also have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019, and Spring 2020 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!
The Spring 2020 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!
The theme of this issue is air, reflected creatively in the designs and writing within.
Sometimes the fiber or stitch pattern suggests air, as in fluffy mohair or lightweight openwork.
Per their website, Pom Pom also intends for the content of this issue to “honour the intangible, liminal spaces which many of us inhabit.” A thoughtful interview with designer Jaqueline Cieslak speaks to body positivity, fat phobia, and how these issues surface in the knitting industry.
Come by the shop to get a closer look at this issue of Pom Pom, and pick up a copy to inspire your stitching!