Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 44: Spring 2023

Pom Pom Mag

$ 25.50 USD

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You never know what the day will bring with spring, so it’s the perfect season for layering!

All of the pieces in this issue play with opacity, texture, and colorwork, layering techniques, tones, and transparency - sometimes all at once!

Our initial inspiration for this issue came from layering in images such as risographs, shadows, and superimposed photos, which got us thinking about printing and how it works. As a print publication, transferring the words and images we craft so carefully onto paper is part of what we do.

We’ve also invited two equally awe-inspiring people to model our knits for you this season. Angel Joy Flores and Alicia Roth Weigel are both activists who work towards a more equitable world for the LGBTQIA+ community in Texas and beyond. More than ever, representation of trans and intersex people is vital and we were honoured to work with them.

Featuring designs by: KLARA NILSSON - KLARYBERRY // MAREN ODENTHAL - KNITTERISTA // JESS KAVANAGH // JULIA MADILL // ARA STELLA // SUSANNA KAARTINEN - SANNA AND CO // JOANNE FOWLER // AMALIA SIEBER - KINDRED RED // SORAYA GARCÍA

Issue 44 also includes a celebration of the art of screen printing by Mei Stephens, who muses on the parallels between printing and knitting, and Hannah McGregor’s second contribution to Pom Pom, this time taking on the color yellow and its cultural history. If you’re looking for a sweet treat, our recipe for bebinca, a layered Goan dessert, will have your mouth watering!

A Ravelry download code will come with your magazine and will be available to download.

Printed in the UK on lovely heavy paper.

– includes digital download –

recipes, articles, tutorials + more!

Sizing Details:

Jacquard (cable pullover)
9 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 88 - 166cm / 34½ - 65½" - to be worn with 12cm / 4¾" positive ease.

Riso (beret)

3 sizes; brim circumference: 51 - 55.5cm / 20¼ - 21¾" - to be worm with approx. 5cm / 2" negative ease.

Lucent (striped pullover)
9 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 100 - 182cm / 40¼ - 71¾" - to be worn with 25cm / 10" positive ease.

Overprint (crochet bag)
One size; 35cm / 13¾" wide x 59 cm / 23" tall x 14.5cm / 5¾" deep.

Strata (textured socks)
3 sizes; to fit foot circumference: 19 - 22.5cm / 7½ - 9" - to be worm with up to 5cm / 2" negative ease

Overlay (brioche and intarsia pullover / tee)

9 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 99 - 179.5cm / 39 - 70½" - to be worn with 15cm / 6" negative ease to 41cm / 16" positive ease.

Wefan (woven crochet tee)

10 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 99 - 187cm / 39 - 73¾" - to be worn with approx. 15cm / 6" positive ease.

Colourbar (colorwork beanie)

3 sizes; finished hat circumference 50 - 62cm / 19¾ - 24½" - to be worn with 2.5cm / 1" negative ease to 5cm / 2" positive ease.

Halftone (shadow knitted cardigan)
9 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 80 - 177.5cm / 32 - 71" - to be worn with 10-20cm / 4-8" positive ease.