Issue 48 - Official Preview


Issue 48, Check Mate has many meanings to us at this time but most importantly, as the last ever edition of Pom Pom Quarterly, it marks the end of a wonderful journey. This knitted and crocheted ode to wovens includes patterns we believe any maker will be proud to create. With two needles or a hook, these designs were inspired by the beauty of weaving and pay a special tribute to this ancient sister craft.


MIDDLEBROOKS // Marie Régnier

One Size: 163.5cm / 64¼ " long x 22cm / 8¾ " wide
Yarn: Julie Asselin Leizu DK (DK-weight; 90% superwash Merino wool, 10% silk; 238m / 260yds per 115g skein)
Shades:
Yarn A: Avril; 4 skeins
Yarn B: Biscotti; 3 skeins
OR approx:
Yarn A: 780m / 853yds of DK-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 580m / 635yds of DK-weight yarn.
Gauge: 20 sts & 28 rows = 10cm / 4" over Double-Knit St st on 4mm needles after blocking. Note: Above gauge refers to visible sts on one side of fabric.


RYA // Susan Lin / Yeonee Makes
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 110.5 (120, 130, 140, 153, 162.5, 172, 182)cm / 43½ (47½ , 51¼ , 55, 60, 64, 68, 71¾ )" – to be worn with 25-35cm / 10-14" positive ease
Sharde's height is 170cm / 5' 7" with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 104cm / 41", and is shown wearing a size 4.
Yarn: Schoppel Wolle Admiral Starke 6 (fingering / 4-ply-weight; 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 400m / 437yds per 150g ball)
Yarn A: Natural 980; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls
Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy (fingering / 4-ply-weight; 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 420m / 459yds per 100g ball)
Yarn B: Lockstoff 2473; 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) balls
OR approx:
Yarn A: 603 (661, 722, 793, 856, 921, 988, 1068)m / 659 (723, 789, 867, 936, 1007, 1080, 1168)yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 413 (456, 500, 552, 598, 646, 694, 753)m / 451 (498, 546, 603, 654, 706, 759, 823)yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Gauge: 26 sts & 50 rows = 10cm / 4" over striped Garter stitch (see Stitch Glossary) on 3.5mm needles after blocking.
26 sts & 50 rows = 10cm / 4" over Slip Stitch pattern on 3.5mm needles after blocking.


ORDITO // Giuseppina Flamini
Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
Finished foot circumference: 16.5 (19.5, 22)cm / 6½ (7¾ , 8¾)" - to be worn with 4-6.5cm / 1½ -2½ " negative ease Rio wears a UK 7 / US 9 and is shown wearing the blue sample in a size 2 and the pink sample in a size 2.
Blue sample:
The Yarn Juice 100% Merino Superwash (fingering / 4-ply-weight; 100% Merino wool; 400m / 437yds per 100g skein)
Yarn A: Sand; 1 skein
Yarn B: Ad Astra; 1 skein
Pink sample:
Wandering Flock Baby Paca (sport-weight; 50% extra fine superwash Merino wool, 30% baby alpaca, 20% nylon; 365m / 400yds per 100g skein)
Yarn A: Beach Party; 1 skein
Yarn B: Electric Orchid; 1 skein
OR approx:
Yarn A: 200 (250, 310)m / 218 (273, 338)yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 125 (150, 190)m / 136 (164, 207)yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Gauge: 36 sts and 72 rounds = 10cm / 4" in slip stitch pattern (Chart) on 2.5mm needles after blocking.
36 sts and 52 rounds = 10cm / 4" in St st on 2.5mm needles after blocking.


CONVERGENCE // Yessabett Bueno / Creaciones Ananda
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference:
77 (93, 101, 109, 121, 133, 141, 153, 161, 173)cm / 30¼ (36½ , 39¾ , 43, 47¾ , 52¼ , 55½ , 60¼ , 63½ , 68)" – to be worn with 0-12.5cm / 0-5" positive ease
Rio's height is 167.5cm / 5' 6" with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 89cm / 35", and is shown wearing a size 3.
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Feliz (sport-weight; 70% superwash Merino wool, 30% modal; 320m / 350yds per 100g skein)
Shades:
Yarn A: Petal (Z2149); 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins
Yarn B: Lush (Z2324); 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins
Yarn C: Lagoon (Z2333); 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins
OR approx:
Yarn A: 395 (514, 595, 669, 773, 882, 969, 1088, 1183, 1312)m / 432 (562, 651, 732, 846, 965, 1060, 1190, 1294, 1435)yds of sport-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 340 (418, 466, 511, 575, 643, 694, 767, 822, 900)m / 372 (457, 509, 559, 629, 704, 759, 839, 899, 984)yds of sport-weight yarn.
Yarn C: 198 (257, 298, 335, 387, 441, 485, 544, 592, 656)m / 216 (281, 326, 366, 423, 483, 530, 595, 647, 718)yds of sport-weight yarn.
Gauge: 20 sts & 19 rows = 10cm / 4" over Crosses Pattern using 3mm hook after blocking.



ROOSIE // Stine Hoelgaard
Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
Finished hand circumference: 15.5 (17.5, 19)cm / 6¼ (7, 7¾ )" - to be worn with 2.5cm / 1" negative ease Sample shown is size 2.
Yarn: Hobbii Friends Wool (worsted-weight; 100% wool; 100m / 109yds per 50g ball)
Shades:
Yarn A: Light Gray (117); 1 ball
Yarn B: Lilac (63); 1 ball
Yarn C: Cognac (17); 1 ball
OR approx:
Yarn A: 76 (82, 99)m / 83 (89, 109)yds of worsted-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 27 (29, 31)m / 30 (31, 33)yds of worsted-weight yarn.
Yarn C: 17 (18, 20)m / 19 (20, 22)yds of worsted-weight yarn.
Gauge: 22 sts & 28 rows = 10cm / 4" over St st on 4mm needles after blocking.


COVERLET // Olivia Glennon
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference:
75.5 (86.5, 96.5, 107.5, 118, 129, 139.5, 150.5, 161.5) cm / 29¾ (34, 38, 42¼, 46½, 50¾, 55, 59¼, 63½)" - to be worn with approx. 0-5cm / 0-2" negative ease. Rio's height is 167.5cm / 5' 6" with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 89cm / 35", and is shown wearing a size 2.
Yarn: Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift (fingering / 4-ply-weight; 100% wool; 105m / 115yds per 25g ball)
Shades:
Yarn A: Anemone; 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18) balls
Yarn B: Tangerine; 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) balls
OR approx:
Yarn A: 885 (985, 1110, 1210, 1340, 1460, 1590, 1770, 1900)m / 965 (1074, 1210, 1319, 1461, 1591, 1733, 1929, 2071)yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 590 (655, 740, 810, 900, 980, 1060, 1180, 1260)m / 643 (714, 807, 883, 981, 1068, 1155, 1286, 1373)yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Gauge: 34 sts & 37 rows = 10cm / 4" over stranded colourwork pattern worked in the round on 3.5mm needles after blocking.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 81.5 (90.5, 99.5, 108.5, 117.5, 126, 135, 144, 153, 161.5, 170.5)cm / 32¼ (35¾, 39¼, 42¾, 46½, 49¾, 53¼, 56¾, 60¼, 63¾, 67¼)" to be worn with 0-12.5cm / 0-5" positive ease.
Sharde's height is 170cm / 5' 7" with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 104cm / 41", and is shown wearing a size 5.
Yarn: Mominoki Yarn German Merino Light (sport-weight; 100% Merino wool; 340m / 372yds per 100g skein)
Two-Colour Version
Shades:
Yarn A: Lavender; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins
Yarn B: Milk Tea; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins
OR approx:
Yarn A: 500 (550, 610, 610, 670, 740, 740, 840, 840, 860, 940)m / 555 (605, 670, 705, 740, 815, 815, 920, 920, 990, 1035)yds of sport-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 460 (480, 550, 570, 580, 650, 670, 740, 750, 770, 840)m / 505 (525, 605, 625, 635, 715, 735, 810, 825, 845, 920)yds of sport-weight yarn.

Three-Colour Version
Yarn A: Lavender; 1 skein
Yarn B: Milk Tea; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins
Yarn C: Ochre; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
OR approx:
Yarn A: 170 (210, 210, 240, 240, 280, 280, 310, 310, 310, 340)m / 190 (230, 230, 265, 265, 310, 310, 340, 340, 340, 372)yds of sport-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 460 (480, 550, 570, 580, 650, 670, 740, 750, 770, 840)m / 505 (525, 605, 625, 635, 715, 735, 810, 825, 845, 920)yds of sport-weight yarn.
Yarn C: 330 (340, 400, 400, 430, 460, 460, 530, 530, 550, 600)m / 365 (375, 440, 440, 475, 505, 505, 580, 580, 650, 660)yds of sport-weight yarn.
Gauge: 13.5 sts & 22 rows = 10cm / 4" over St st worked flat with yarn held double on 5.5mm needles after blocking.
15 sts & 30 rows = 10cm / 4" over 1x1 Broken Rib worked flat and in the round with yarn held double on 4.5mm needles after blocking.


SELVEDGE // Julia Wilkens
One size: 140cm / 55" long x 40cm / 15¾ " wide, excluding fringe
Yarn: Knitting for Olive Merino (fingering / 4-ply-weight; 100% Merino wool; 250m / 273yds per 50g ball)
Shades:
Yarn A: Flamingo; 1 ball
Yarn B: Wild Berries; 1 ball
Yarn C: Mustard; 1 ball
Yarn D: Quince; 1 ball
Yarn E: Slate Grey; 1 ball
Yarn F: Marzipan; 1 ball
OR approx:
Yarn A: 250m / 273yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 205m / 224yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Yarn C: 185m / 202yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Yarn D: 175m / 191yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Yarn E: 185m / 202yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Yarn F: 140m / 153yds of fingering / 4-ply-weight yarn.
Note: In sample shown, yarn A and D are lighter shades of yarn B and C respectively.
Gauge: 24 sts & 52 rows = 10cm / 4" over Four Row Seed Stitch on 2.75mm needles after blocking.
Note: Although worked flat, the scarf requires a circular needle in order to work each row twice in the same direction before turning.


TAPESTRY // Jule Kebelmann
Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
Finished circumference: 47 (55, 62.5)cm / 18½ (21½ , 24½ )" – to be worn with 2.5-7.5cm / 1-3" negative ease
Pink + Grey Sample:
Yarn: Erika Knight British Blue Wool (DK-weight; 100% wool; 55m / 60yds per 25g skein)
Shades:
Yarn A: Dance (112); 2 skeins
Yarn B: French (104); 1 skein
Yarn C: Sea Fret (114); 1 skein

Mint + Black Sample
Yarn: Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (worsted-weight; 100% North American wool; 201m / 200yds per 100g skein)
Shades:
Yarn A: Black (005); 1 skein
Yarn B: Jade (338); 1 skein
Yarn C: Cream (295); 1 skein
OR approx:
Yarn A: 75 (85, 100)m / 82 (93, 110)yds of DK-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 25 (30, 35)m / 27 (33, 38)yds of DK-weight yarn.
Yarn C: 20 (25, 30)m / 22 (27, 33)yds of DK-weight yarn.
Gauge: 23 sts & 48 rows = 10cm / 4" over slip stitch pattern (Chart) on 3.5mm needles after blocking. 27 sts & 35 rows = 10cm / 4" over ribbing pattern on 3mm needles after blocking.


FORTUNA’S WHEEL // Elspeth Vance
Trousers:
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished waist circumference: 61 (67.5, 77.5, 87.5, 98, 108, 118, 128.5, 138.5)cm / 24 (26 ½, 30½ ,34½ , 38½ , 42½ , 46½ , 50½ , 54½ )" – to be worn with 0-5cm / 0-2" negative ease
Rio's height is 167.5cm / 5' 6" with an inseam length of 73.5cm / 29", hip (widest point) circumference of 91cm / 36", waist circumference of 71cm / 28", and is shown wearing a size 2.
Yarn: Illimani Yarn Sabri II (worsted-weight; 85% organic cotton, 15% baby alpaca; 200m / 218yds per 100g ball)
Shades:
Yarn A: Marzipan; 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins
Yarn B: No. 31; 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins
OR approx:
Yarn A: 668 (686, 732, 791, 869, 951, 1024, 1097, 1143)m / 730 (750, 800, 865, 950, 1040, 1120, 1200, 1250)yds of worsted-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 686 (709, 754, 823, 896, 978, 1052, 1143, 1189)m / 750 (775, 825, 900, 980, 1070, 1150, 1250, 1300)yds of worsted-weight yarn.
Gauge: 20 sts & 30 rows = 10cm / 4" over stranded colourwork in the round on 4.5mm needles after blocking.

Pullover:
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 117 (127, 135, 147, 157, 167, 177)cm / 46 (50, 53¼, 58, 62, 67, 71)" – to be worn with 25.5-38cm / 10-15" positive ease Rio's height is 167.5cm / 5' 6" with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 89cm / 35", and is shown wearing a size 2.
Yarn: Illimani Yarn Sabri II (worsted-weight; 85% organic cotton, 15% baby alpaca; 200m / 218yds per 100g ball)
Shades:
Yarn A: Marzipan; 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) balls
Yarn B: No. 31; 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) balls
OR approx:
Yarn A: 691 (740, 783, 846, 928, 982, 1070)m / 756 (809, 856, 925, 1015, 1074, 1170)yds of worsted-weight yarn.
Yarn B: 676 (723, 765, 827, 908, 960, 1046)m / 739 (791, 837, 904, 993, 1050, 1144)yds of worsted-weight yarn.
Gauge: 20 sts & 30 rows = 10cm / 4" over stranded colourwork (Main Pattern Repeat Chart) in the round on 4.5mm needles after blocking.


Inside this final issue you will also find a luxurious woven coaster tutorial from Woven Glow, a written piece on her family's weaving traditions from Jennifer Berg, and a delicious braided challah bread recipe from Challah Back Girls.

We would also like to thank the wonderful team who helped bring this issue to life including hair and makeup by Laura Luna, photography by Diana Ascarrunz and Betsy Youree, and our wonderful models Rio Sauer and Sharde' Williams.

There couldn't have been a better location than the Glenda House to lock in the beauty of this theme!

You can pre-order your copy of this final edition today! We anticipate subscriber and pre-ordered copies to arrive with crafters January 2024. On 18 January, issue 48 will be available to buy in digital-only form, and for sale from our wonderful stockists around the globe.

2 comments

  • If you have to go out, at least you’re going out on a high note — what a stunning collection!

    Lisa Beaudry
  • This issue is beautiful. I am still so sad about the end of the magazine, but so in awe of what stunning final issue you’ve created, and the care with which you have managed the wind down. ❤️

    Ruth

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