Episode 14 - With Knitsoink

Hey Pomcast cats! We've been having busy and super fun summer so far - we hope you guys are too. We have lots of Pom Pom adventures to catch you up on: an interview with the fantastic Felicity Ford (aka Knitsonik) plus our usual collection of fun knitterly things to entertain and inform you with.

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Make sure you read to the end of the post to enter our giveaway where you can win a digital copy of Knitsonik's Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook!

Thanks again to our lovely sponsors for this episode, Yarn in the City!

News + Reviews

Pom Pom has been on the road at TNNA and also in New York and the flavour of the month was bananas and doughnuts (though not banana flavoured doughnuts...yet).

Lydia in NY Baby! Wearing her fetching Michelada

We've been catching up on some culture too - Lydia saw the Bjork exhibition at MOMA and Hedwig and the Angry Inch whereas Sophie is still punching the air to convey her enjoyment of Mad Max. Speaking of films, have you joined in the discussion on our Ravelry group and let us know what classics need to be watched? We seemed to have inadvertently created the Pomcast movie club ...

We also had a jolly time at the Muse Connection where Lydia was one of the speakers - she mused on the topic of 'Beginnings', we all ate cake and had excellent chats with many lovely knitting folk. 

For this episodes review, we looked at Lee Meredith's Colouring Book. An accessory book to help you make the most of colour, it's also full of top techniques for working stripes and patterns. Plus there is a whole section of the book with blank grids for you to plan your own colourful creations (and who doesn't love a colouring book?)

We feel particularly inspired by the Misanga hat to use those super variegated yarns, and the scrap busting Plaid Cowl and Colour by Number Blanket.

Tell + Tell

Places where you can knit...

Sophie shares her own Travelling Stitches story of adventures with her Fika Socks. Though currently experiencing some problems with said socks and her Sous Sous here is a calmer moment while in Ireland.

Lydia has finished (and now blocked) her Delita shawl and it is looking de-lit-a-ful!


Knitter, sound artist and podcaster (is there anything she can't do?) we caught up the talented Knitsonik. We talk sheep, colourwork, inspiration and of course weasels, check out her work here  Special thanks to Felix for letting us use her Shetland Wool Week 2013 song in the episode. Listen to the whole song (and you totally should) HERE!

Felicity presenting a knitted speaker to audiences in 2013, Photo by Pier Corona. Photo copyright of www.knitsonik.com[/caption]

Ravelry Realness

We browse Ravelry so you don't have to... and this week we felt inspired by our review book and have been looking for stripey/scrap based projects.

3 Colour Cashmere Cowl || Ten Stitch Blanket || Magic Ball || Babette Blanket (check out the ones we mentioned - hooked by Pom Pom's own Meghan and Juju) || Arionette || Vitsippa (shout out to Craftysarahashley's version!)

Top Three

Suggested in the Pomcast forum by gemmav and MoniesKukies, we rank our top three Podcasts (whoa, meta).

Lydia (who LOVES podcasts guys, it was tough to whittle it down to three) recommends Radiolab, 99% Invisible and Answer Me This. While Sophie chose Desert Island Discs, Answer Me This (so now you have two strong recommendations to listen to it) and Adam and Joe.

Thanks for reading/ listening! You can keep the Pomcast love and discussion flowing on our Ravelry forum, where we also have the perfect place to show off your in progress or finished knits in our KAL groups.

Thanks to Eli for our lovely original music - he makes lots of groovy tunes here too...

Love Pom Pom x


The lovely Knitsonik has very kindly offered a digital copy of her Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook for one of you lucky people to win. All you need to do to enter is comment below by midnight on Sunday 5th July letting us know where you would find your inspiration for a colourwork swatch. Extra points if you tweet, share on Facebook or Instragram this! Just let us know that you did in a separate comment. Goooood luck!