Episode 28 - With Tom of Holland

Hello Pomcats! Summertime... and the knitting is easy, it's time to sit back and unwind with the latest Pomcast. Join Lydia and Sophie as they discuss the latest in world of wools, plus this episode includes an interview with darner and knitter Tom Of Holland.

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Tell + Tell

The gals are all over the new Issue 18! Sophie's finished a pair of Turion mitts by Linda Dubec (in the pink-tastic BC Garn Semilla Grosso) and planning to cast on  Thessaly by Hanna Maciejewska.

Lydia is making a Tannins scarf in an equally eye watering colour, courtesy of Rainbow Heirloom Sweater.

And also for a more muted project, Lydia is also making a little crochet number from Issue 17, Altair by Joanne Scrace in Viola Merino Lace.

News + Reviews

While we're not making magazines we're cooing over Meghan's new baby - Congratulations again to her! The fabulous Issue 18 is now also available digitally so you can redeem those codes and travel around with your PDFs in style.

Meanwhile in reviews we have a look at the new DIY Woven Art by Rachel Denbow. We love how modern and easy to follow this book is, plus we're so excited to have a bumper crop of goodies to give away! You could win everything in this photo - so that includes a paperback copy of the book DIY Woven Art, a laser cut wooden loom and tool kit (courtesy of JoslynVilla.com), a selection of Purl Soho’s exclusive fibers in some gorgeous late summer hues and a copper pipe to use as a dowel to complete the weaving bundle!

To enter, comment below letting us know what you'll be planning to make with your new set of weaving skills. Make sure you get your comments in before Sunday 4th September. Extra points if you tweet, or share on Facebook or Instagram! Just let us know that you did in a separate comment.
This competition is now closed - thank you to everyone who entered.


Sophie headed down to the seaside to meet Tom van Deijnen, better known as Tom of Holland. Here he is wearing his fetching Brioche sweater, They chat about his process as a textile practitioner and his thoughts on sustainability and knitting. Check out Tom's blog for more details about his projects and dates of his mending workshops.

Also thanks to YAK in Brighton for letting us record in their shop!


Pomcast listener Madelaine MacDougall got in touch as she thought it was high time we all knew about this knitter - Canadian Hockey player Jacques Plant. And we are very glad she did!

We always love to hear from you guys so if you ever have any suggestions send them to podcast@pompommag.com - and we still want your questions for our resident craft guru Juju! Now she's back from her summer hols we need your queries as we ask ‘What Would Juju Do?’ Have a listen to Pomcast 26 if you missed the first part of this feature.

Top Three

What better way to accompany your podcast than with a little drinky? We rank our top three Summer Beverages... Cheers!

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