Issue 36 - Official Preview!

Let's spring into Issue 36! Our quilt-inspired collection honours the resourcefulness, practicality, community, and design elements traditionally associated with this textile-based practice! Expect patterns which embrace improvisation, are the perfect home for treasured mini skeins (hello scrap-busting!), and mimic the comfort of a much-loved quilt! 

Lisse // Amalia Sieber // Kindred Red Rad DK + Knit Picks Alpaca-Merino Bouclé // Quilt by Season Evans for Purl Soho


 

Yarn weight: DK-weight 
Gauge20 sts & 28 rows = 10cm / 4" in double knitted St st on 4mm needles, after blocking
Needle size: 4mm / US 6 circular needle, 40-60cm / 16-24" length; 3.75mm / US 5 circular needle, 40-60cm / 16-24" length; 5mm / US 8 DPNs; 3.75mm / US 5 DPNs
Sizes1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Finished chest (fullest point circumference)96 (108, 119.5, 131.5, 142, 160, 178)cm / 37¾ (42½, 47, 51¾, 56, 63, 70)" – to be worn with 10-30.5cm / 4-12" positive ease
Yardage: Cropped Version, Yarn A: approx. 806 (1010, 1233, 1473, 1441, 1689, 2017)m / 881 (1104, 1348, 1611, 1576, 1847, 2206)yds; Yarn B (bouclé): 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins OR approx. 775 (970, 1184, 1412, 1341, 1622, 1938)m / 847 (1061, 1295, 1544, 1466, 1774, 2119)yds of sport-weight yarn. Long Version, Yarn A: approx. 932 (1179, 1439, 1721,1830, 2221, 2657)m / 1019 (1289, 1574, 1882, 2001, 2429, 2906)yds; Yarn B (bouclé): 3 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 9) skeins OR approx. 876, (1109, 1353, 1616, 1722, 2089, 2499)m / 958 (1213, 1480, 1767, 1883, 2285, 2733)yds of sport-weight yarn.


Lucky Pieces // Inyoung Kim // Jamiesons of Shetland Spindrift // Quilt from the collection of Meghan Fernandes 



Yarn weight: fingering-weight 
Gauge22 sts & 30 rows = 10cm / 4" over St st on 3.75mm needles, after blocking
Needle size: 3.75mm / US 5 knitting needles AND knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Sizes1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
Finished chest (fullest point circumference)90 (108, 126, 144, 162)cm / 35½ (42½, 49½, 56½, 63½)" – to be worn with up to 10cm / 4" positive ease
YardageYarn AApprox. 650 (750, 850, 950, 1050)m / 709 (818, 927, 1036, 1145)yds; Yarn B: A combined total of approx. 300 (460, 550, 750, 850)m / 327 (501, 600, 818, 927)yds.


Dayspring // Ainur Berkimbayeva // Oysters and Purls Corriedale Sport (pink sample) + BC Garn Semilla (blue sample) // Quilt: pink quilt by 
Gina Fama Röckenwager, quilt with stars by Kiyomi Burgin, navy Sashiko quilt by Hiroko Aono-Billson


Yarn weight: sport-weight 
Gauge23 sts & 35 rows = 10cm / 4" over St st on 3.25mm / US 3 needles after blocking
Needle size3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 100cm / 40" length; spare 3.25mm / US 3 circular needle, 100cm / 40" length (for grafting centre front and back); 3.25mm / US D crochet hook
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished chest (fullest point circumference)139 (144, 162.5, 167, 186, 190.5, 209, 213.5, 218.5)cm / 54¾ (56¾, 64, 65¾, 73¼, 75, 82¼, 84, 86)"
Finished hip circumference: 97 (101.5, 115, 118.5, 131.5, 136, 148.5, 152.5, 157.5)cm / 38¼ (40, 45¼, 46¾, 51¾, 53½, 58½, 60, 62)" - to be worn with 10cm / 4" negative ease up to 2.5cm / 1" positive ease
Yardage: Long Version (one colour): approx. 1265 (1300, 1524, 1593, 1831, 1910, 2167, 2256, 2338)m / 1382 (1420, 1664, 1740, 2000, 2086, 2367, 2464, 2553)yds. Cropped Version (one colour): 1017 (1041, 1230, 1288, 1484, 1558, 1764, 1859, 1926)m / 1110 (1137, 1343, 1406, 1621, 1701, 1927, 2030, 2103)yds.
Yardage info about the colour blocked version are available in the mag. 


Battenberg // Gina Fama Röckenwagner // Knomad Spark + DK Scraps // Quilt by 
Gina Fama Röckenwagner


Yarn weight: DK or sport-weight 
Gauge: One unbordered Square = 7.5cm / 3" square using 3.25mm hook after blocking
Hook size3.25mm / US D crochet hook; 2.75mm / US C crochet hook (for button band)
Sizes1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Finished chest (fullest point circumference): 81.5 (101.5, 122, 142.5, 162.5, 183, 203)cm / 32 (40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80)" – to be worn with 12.5cm / 5" positive ease
Yardage: Yarn A: approx. 1355 (1613, 1920, 2228, 2584, 2997, 3477)m / 1482 (1764, 2100, 2437, 2826, 3278, 3803) yds of DK- or sport-weight yarn or 2710 (3226, 3840, 4456, 5168, 5994, 6954) m / 2964 (3528, 4200, 4874, 5652, 6556, 7606)yds of fingering-weight yarn. If using fingering-weight yarn, work with 2 strands of yarn held together. Yarn B: approx. 660 (786, 935, 1085, 1259, 1460, 1693)m / 722 (860, 1023, 1187, 1377, 1597, 1853)yds of worsted-weight yarn.


Wholecloth // Maria Matveeva // Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK // Quilt from the collection of Meghan Fernandes 


Yarn weight: DK-weight 
Gauge
20 sts & 28 rows = 10cm / 4" over Garter stitch worked on 4mm needles, after blocking
Needle size4mm / US 6 circular needle, 80cm / 32" length
One size: 155cm / 61" wide x 95cm / 37½" deep
Yardage
1210m / 1323yds


Crux // Amalia Sieber // Universal Yarn Supreme Cotton DK + Single Ply DK Scraps // Quilts by Devon Iott


Yarn weight: DK-weight 
Gauge20 sts & 30 rows over 10cm / 4" in St st with Crux pattern worked flat, before blocking. 20 sts & 32 rows over 10cm / 4" in St st with Crux pattern worked flat and in the round, after blocking.
Needle size
Sizes1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished chest (fullest point circumference) 
YardageYarn A: 657 (763, 841, 966, 1052, 1173, 1257, 1413, 1576)m / 718 (834, 919, 1056, 1151, 1283, 1375, 1545, 1723)yds; Yarn B: approx. 223 (251, 280, 311, 339, 370, 401, 430, 457)m / 244 (275, 306, 340, 371, 405, 439, 470, 500)yds

Paper Houses // Chantal Laplante // Miscellaneous Scraps of 4-Ply/Fingering-Weight Yarn // Quilt by Porfiria Gomez


Yarn weight: fingering-weight 
Gauge: 24 sts & 48 rows = 10cm / 4" over garter stitch worked flat on 3mm needles, after blocking
Needle size3mm / US 2.5 circular needle, 60cm / 24" length AND 80-100cm / 32-40" length AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Sizes1 (2, 3)
Finished size: 119.5 (134.5, 150)cm / 47 (53, 59)" wide x 175 (198, 220)cm / 69 (78, 87)" long
YardageYarn A (1-2 similar shades): approx. 1600 (2000, 2600)m / 1760 (2200, 2860)yds; Yarn B (1-2 similar shades): approx. 1600 (2000, 2600)m / 1760 (2200, 2860)yds; Yarn C (edging only): 185 (202, 220)m / 200 (220, 250)yards.
 

Four Quarters // Julie Robinson // Lang Lino // Quilt by Lydia Gluck 



Yarn weight: worsted-weight  
Gauge19.5 sts & 21 rows = 10cm / 4" over St st on 4.5mm / US 7 needles after blocking
Needle size4.5mm / US 7 knitting needles
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Finished chest (fullest point circumference): 76 (81.5, 89, 96.5, 104, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5)cm / 30 (32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)" - to be worn with 0-10cm / 0-4" positive ease
YardageYarn A: a
pprox. 175 (185, 205, 225, 247, 277, 298, 319, 340, 362)m / 191 (201, 223, 246, 270, 302, 325, 348, 371, 394)yds; Yarn B: approx. 175 (185, 205, 225, 247, 277, 298, 319, 340, 362)m / 191 (201, 223, 246, 270, 302, 325, 348, 371, 394)yds; Yarn C: approx. 166 (175, 194, 213, 234, 262, 282, 302, 322, 342)m / 181 (190, 211, 233, 255, 286, 308, 330, 351, 373)yds; Yarn D: 166 (175, 194, 213, 234, 262, 282, 302, 322, 342)m / 181 (190, 211, 233, 255, 286, 308, 330, 351, 373)yds.

Trapunto // Wencke Pertermann // De Rerum Natura Cyrano + Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper-Weight // Quilt by Season Evans

Yarn weight: aran-weight 
Gauge18 sts & 36 rows = 10cm / 4" over Slipped Checkerboard stitch pattern using 5mm needles, after blocking
Needle size5mm / US 8 circular needle, 100cm / 40" length AND 40cm / 16" length; 4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 100cm / 40" length; 4mm / US G crochet hook OR 3.5mm / US 4 knitting needles, for pocket
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished chest (fullest point circumference): 96 (107.5, 118, 129.5, 141, 152.5, 164, 174.5)cm / 37¾ (42¼, 46¾, 51, 55½, 60, 64½, 68¾)" – to be worn with 13 – 20cm / 5 – 8" positive ease
YardageYarn A: approx. 1011 (1088, 1244, 1306, 1473, 1648, 1718, 1899)m / 1106 (1190, 1360, 1428, 1611, 1802, 1878, 2077)yds; Yarn B (for pocket): approx. 26m / 29yds of fingering

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In addition to the nine stunning patterns within our Spring 2021 collection, Issue 36 contains Gina Fama Röckenwagner's Battenberg recipe - her crochet design in cake form!  We're also delighted to publish an interview between Sara Trail of the Social Justice Sewing Academy and Emi Ito, all about Sara's moving intergenerational community quilting project, and an article by Sofia Aatkar on quilting and identity expression! 

With a heart-felt thank you to our wonderful models, Sarah Thoorens and Coelina Edwards, and our hair and makeup artist, Ilaina Espinaco! The glorious photos you see here and in this issue are by Laura Morsman

You can pre-order PPQ36 here, or subscribe to a whole year of Pom Pom here! We expect pre-ordered and subscriber copies to arrive from 23rd February 2021 onwards. Please see our shipping FAQs page for Brexit-related and Covid-related shipping enquires. 

All the projects from Issue 36 are very welcome in our year-long KAL! Find out how you can enter here. We can't wait to see your Pom projects from this issue! 

If you wish to view the patterns on Ravelry, you can do so here

Let's spring forward together! Xx