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5 Years of Pom Pom

June 15, 2017

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!

Our very first Pom Pom pattern was the Ammolite cowl, another cabled favourite of mine! We later included that one in Road Trip, with the crossing cables mimicking the branches in the forest.

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:

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