One of the great things about knitting is that there are so many different ways to do pretty much anything. There are many knitting styles, many ways to work an increase, a decrease, there is just a lot of variety. Same goes for pompoms! There are a few types of pompom makers, or there is always the low tech cardboard method. I love a good pompom maker, they make pompoming (I made that word up) easy. I secretly think Emily avoids putting pompom’s on her knits because she’s too thrifty to get a pompom maker.
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6 easy steps to a full and fluffy pompom:
- Get out your pompom maker. There are lots of sizes, I tend to think bigger is better when it comes to pompoms!
- Open the pompom maker and wrap your yarn around one side. This is not the time to skimp on yarn, go nuts or you will end up with a limp pompom and no one wants that!
- Close the side you just wrapped and start on side two
- Cut your pompom
- Tie your pompom. I tie it a few times and use a good sturdy knot. You don’t want bits of pompom escaping!
- Take your pompom maker apart
More great pompom resources
Looking for more pom pom information? I recommend Tanis of Tanis Fiber Arts and her full pom pom tutorial here, she uses a different style of maker and recommends sending your completed pom pom through the dryer in a mesh bag for a ‘fulled’ look. If you are looking for the low tech cardboard method check out the gals at Pom Pom Quarterly and their cool pom pom garland and tutorial here. And you can check out our pompom advanced techniques tutorial here, and learn to make this awesome rainbow pom!
More pom pom worthy designs by Tin Can Knits
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