Pom Pom Magazine Spring 2014: Review

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"Along with gorgeous pattern, Pom Pom Magazine is as always packed with extra features and interesting article. The focus article this quarter is on the life of Mary Delaney, who produced beautiful botanical illustrations"

5

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The Spring 14 issue of Pom Pom Magazine is out and I got my copy in the post just a few days ago, it’s such an amazing little magazine, packed full of just the kind of cute crafting projects that I love.

I remember meeting the Pom Pom team at Unravel last year and it seems the magazine has really gone strength to strength since then.

They now issue a digital version of all their issues plus the paper version which you can get by post.

Pattern and Project Highlights

This season’s issue has some fantastic knitting projects in it. The “showstopper” is definitely the Sólja by Anna Maltz in my opinion. It’s just such a perfect knit, combining colourwork yoke, constrast trims and lace for an adorable and easily wearable jumper. I love the bright yellow and grey for a springy colourway!

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The story behind the name harks back to the Faroese national flower, the marsh marigold, which ties in perfectly with the mustard yellow trims. The jumper definitely has a distinct 60s vibe with it’s stylised floral yoke, but the grey and yellow palette is very modern.

The second love of mine is the cute steeked cardigan, which is made up in cute pastel colours here, but I think would be fab in a more contrasted colourway, like a deep pink with cream spots. The cardigan, much like lots of steeked cardi’s can put knitters off. But there are tutorials at the back of the magazine for further explanation of the steek techniques and it’s honestly not that hard, in fact it’s very satisfying working your first steeked project!

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One of my favourite things about this cardi is the simplicity of the neckline. The unselvedged edge is raw and new, and the squareness of the neckline is incredibly flattering.

Pom Pom Magazine Extras

Along with gorgeous pattern, Pom Pom Magazine is as always packed with extra features and interesting article. The focus article this quarter is a look back on the life of Mary Delaney, who produced beautiful botanical illustrations, embroidery works and fabric designs during her lifetime. This touching article is an interesting portrayal of quite the woman!

I’m still deciding what I am going to knit from this issue but I am sure I will find something exciting to make. As always Pom Pom Magazine delivers gorgeous, modern products and I am just so excited about the next issue!

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Francesca Haselden

Francesca is the owner of EatSleepKnitUK, she also works for Toyota Home Sewing and is a web developer 9-5!

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