Pom Pom Quarterly: Winter 2022.

The latest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here!

Rich with color, texture, and technique, the patterns in this issue are inspired by the work of women artists Etel Adnan and Hilma af Klint.

 

I spotted a few familiar yarns in this issue – Kjerstin Rovetta’s cool colorblock “Periphery” hat is shown in Kelbourne Woolens Germantown, and Amy Blackwell’s “Hilma,” the striking cover sweater, is shown in Malabrigo Rios. Look for both of these in our worsted weight section here at the shop!

Pom Pom always has interesting non-knitting content, as well – this issue features interviews with yarn dyers, an essay exploring the history of the color pink, and a tempting recipe for carrot cake.

Pom Pom Quarterly is $25.50 – come by to snag a copy between 11am – 5:30pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays. We’re also taking orders online for local pickup or shipping. Along with this issue, we have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019Summer 2020Autumn 2020Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Winter 2021Spring 2022, 10th Anniversary, and Autumn 2022 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!

Ready Set Socks.

Ready Set Socks is here!

This new book from Pom Pom Press is all about sock knitting, complete with patterns, tutorials, and inspiring modifications.

Ready Set Socks is 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 book is a collaboration with designer Rachel Coopey, who is known for her extensive portfolio of sock patterns as well as her CoopKnits sock yarns.

The patterns are written for both fingering and DK weights, and are beautiful in their simplicity. This makes them a blank slate for modifications – the section on “Variations, Tutorials + Adjustments” will see you through different heels, cuffs, decreases, yarn and color choices, and more.

Ready Set Socks is $29.50 – look for it here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, or order online for local pickup or shipping! Masks are required for in-store shopping.

Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2022.

The latest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly is here!

Abundance is the theme of this Autumn 2022 issue, expressed in plentiful cables, colors, and textures, all of which are showcased beautifully in the magazine’s new large format.

I spotted a few familiar yarns in this issue – Olivia Szepanik’s “Winnow” cardigan makes good use of Kelbourne Woolens Scout, one of our go-to sweater yarns in the DK weight section, and Maria Walters’ “Polonyna” pullover shines in fingering weight Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift.

We may not have all the yarns shown in these patterns, but we love finding just the right substitute!

Pom Pom Quarterly is $25.50 – come by to snag a copy between 11am – 5:30pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays. We’re also taking orders online for local pickup or shipping. Along with this issue, we have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019Summer 2020Autumn 2020Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Winter 2021Spring 2022, and 10th Anniversary issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!

Pom Pom Quarterly: 10th Anniversary issue!

The 10th Anniversary issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!

This unique new issue has a flip double cover, and the patterns within are divided between warm and cool weather garments and accessories.

PPQ has also switched to a larger format and increased the number of pages, so photos are bigger and instructions are easier to read.

Issue 41 features patterns by James N Watts, Sylvia Watts-Cherry, Dawn Henderson, Sari Nordlund, and more.

I love seeing almost every garment knit in multiple colorways, and shown on a few different models – it gives a sense of the enormous possibility that exists in each design.

As ever, there’s good reading material in this issue, too – an essay about cultural appropriate and Sashiko by Atsushi Futatsuya, a crafter’s guide to London, where Pom Pom was founded, and a thoughtful guide to yarn substitution.

Pom Pom Quarterly is $25.50 – come by to snag a copy between 11am – 5:30pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays. We’re also taking orders online for local pickup or shipping. Along with this issue, we have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019Summer 2020Autumn 2020Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Winter 2021, and Spring 2022 issues in stock – these older issues are $18.50 each, preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!

Pom Pom Quarterly: Spring 2022.

The Spring 2022 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!

“Dreamscape” is the theme of issue 40, rendered in fluffy mohair, soft pastels, loose gauges, and delicate openwork.

This ethereal collection is made up of garments with romantic details – bell sleeves, ruffles, scalloped collars, and the like. There are a couple of pairs of socks, as well, and instructions for making pająki, traditional Polish chandeliers.

Pom Pom Quarterly is $18.50 – come by to snag a copy between 11am – 5:30pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays. We’re also taking orders online for local pickup or shipping. Along with this issue, we have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019Spring 2020Summer 2020Autumn 2020Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Winter 2021 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!

Pom Pom Quarterly: Winter 2021.

The Winter 2021 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly has arrived here at the shop!

Rhythm is the theme for this issue, and it shows in the texture and colorwork patterns as well as the prose. “Polyrhythm,” the striking sweater on the cover, was designed by Johanna Kunin for Berroco Ultra Wool.

We were particularly excited to see an essay on craft and rhythm from designer Felicity Ford.

The star of this show, however, is all the sweater patterns – most for knitters, but one to crochet!

Pom Pom Quarterly is $18.50order online and we can ship it to you, or you can come by to pick it up here at the shop, no appointment needed! Along with this issue, we also have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019Spring 2020Summer 2020Autumn 2020Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!

Pom Pom Quarterly: Autumn 2021.

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.

Pom Pom Quarterly is $18.50order online and we can ship it to you, or you can come by to pick it up here at the shop, no appointment needed! Along with this issue, we also have the Summer 2019, Autumn 2019Spring 2020Summer 2020Autumn 2020Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!

Books and magazines are on sale, too!

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!

Make an appointment to shop our sale during July, or order online for local pickup or shipping!

 

Just a reminder–all sales are final on discounted items; there can be no exchanges, returns, or special orders. Thanks!

Pom Pom Quarterly: Summer 2021.

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.

Pom Pom Quarterly is $18.50order 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 2019Spring 2020Summer 2020Autumn 2020, and Spring 2021 issues in stock – preview them on our blog and get in touch if you’d like to add them to your Pom Pom collection!

Book Sale!

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!