Episode 75 - Socks appeal

Hi Pomcats! Welcome back to the aural knitting space that is the Pomcast! Wind those skeins and dig out your stitch markers and join us for another chat episode.

This episode of the Pomcast is sponsored by knitwear designer, plant dyer and yarn shop owner Lotta H Löthgren. Lotta lives and works in the forest of southern Sweden where her unlikely little yarn shop Elk Market Yarn is located in a small wooden cottage from the early 20th century. Lotta dyes yarn with both foraged local plants and those growing in warmer climates, and her knitwear designs are inspired by her nearest surroundings - the forest, the changing seasons, the lakes, and the starlit night sky. 

As a Pomcast listener, you now get 10% off your next order at elkmarketyarn.com with the code POMCASTAPRIL. Lotta can’t wait to welcome you to the forest!


We start this episode with a somewhat detailed description of coffees and beverages and then chat Sophie’s adventures in clay and Lydia’s sewing studio set up. That slip dress she mentioned was the Friday Pattern Company’s Saltwater Slip. Lydia has been continuing to enjoy her adventures in intarsia, while Sophie has made the ever so cosy and warm Skyhill Mitts from Knits About Winter


It’s been on the horizon for a while, but we are just so excited for Issue 41! We chat a little bit about what you can expect, and want to remind you to mark your calendars for the previews on 27th April!

We’re also giving you some behind the scenes information about our recent sock book shoot! This publication will be similar to Ready Set Raglan, and we're delighted to work with sock aficionado Rachel Coopey on this project. See below for some of the fun we had modelling!


Do you love stationery? We feel there must be an overlap with those that love knitting and those who delight in luxury pens and drawing tools? Well, for Lydia this certainly is the case and she's enjoying her new Caran D'Ache Neocolor crayons. And for Sophie, she is reveling in the glamor, drama, and fun that is the latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race

And of course, the episode ends with our thoughts on two perhaps lesser known museums, the Shell Museum and the Pencil Museum

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