We have long been fans of Pom Pom Quarterly. From the very first issue I bought I was hooked. It was issue 5 and the photo theme was Boho camping, I couldn’t resist! I not only enjoy the knits, the styling, and the fabulous photos by Juju Vail, I also love the interesting articles, and the recipes! If you haven’t listened to the Pomcast yet, I highly recommend it. You can even hear Tin Can Knits in episode 5. Pom Pom just celebrated their 5 year anniversary and it just so happens that Tin Can Knits has had 5 patterns in 5 different issues!
The latest Anniversary Issue includes a new design from us, the Rave shawl. Rave has a heavy does of garter stitch with a braided cable (my current obsession) offering maximum texture. The simplicity of the single cable makes this a relaxing knit, perfect for summer vacation knitting, ready to wear when the evenings cool again. I’m personally planning a speckled version next!
Next was the Winterberry blanket, another garter heavy project (what can I say, I love that squish!). While I am normally not so into bobbles, this blanket is a clear exception, I love the way they evoke hanging winterberries! We later included Winterberry in our wintry book, Great White North.
We have had 2 sweaters included in Pom Pom through the years, the first was Wenlock (look familiar? That’s right, we included that one in Mad Colour). I adore this sweater with an ombre in the yoke. This design came way back when Emily first started Rainbow Heirloom and was immersed in a world of colour! Rainbow Heirloom is now run by Nina, who also loves a good ombre, this is her Wenlock sweater in the pinks:
When Pom Pom decided they wanted to include a few men’s patterns in Issue 14: The Wool Issue we jumped at the chance! We designed Hitchcock, a casual unisex henley that works for everyone. It is a quick knit in worsted weight with line details and lots of texture.
And so, congratulations on 5 great years Pom Pom! We can’t wait to see what comes next!
More cables and garter from Tin Can Knits: