Episode 35 - with Daphne Marinopoulous of The Fibre Company

Happy New Year! Our first Pomcast of 2017 and it's good to be back and bringing you all the exciting knitterly news from the magazine! This episode we're joined by Daphne Marinopoulos, founder of The Fibre Company

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Thanks to Nature's Luxury for sponsoring this episode! Not only did we get to swatch with their Foxen Meets Merino yarn (check out the review!) but they've also provided three skeins for three of you lucky Pomcats to win. More details of how to enter at the end of this blog post.


Soon to be hot off the (Pom Pom) press is Issue 20! Check out the previews if you haven't yet and start planning those projects! Copies of the magazine will be making their way to you soon, so make sure you've subscribed or placed your pre-order.

If you attended our Pom Pom Christmas Party, as well as lots of other treats in your goodie bag, you'll have received a copy of our exclusive pattern, the Pine Sway Cowl by Juju Vail. Knit in The Fibre Company Cumbria, this pattern will be free to download from the blog next week. A nice little post Christmas gift to share with you all!

We're also gearing up for festivals this year and look forward to seeing you all at Unravel or Edinburgh Yarn Festival.


FO's ahoy! Sophie has finished her Wick Lane and cranked out two Take Heart projects over the holidays - a Queensland Beach Headband and some Caswell Bay Mitts (pictured above).

Lydia has been savoring the joys of set in sleeves with her Cesium (you might have seen her sporting it at the Christmas party!) and started a Vellamo from Issue 18 (pictured above)!

If you want to share the Pom Pom projects you've been working on, remember you can join in the KAL forum on our Ravelry group.


Crunchy and textured, with a gorgeous natural fleecy warmth and cinnamon coloured fleck -  Foxen Meets Merino by Nature's Luxury is a fantastic wintery yarn. We've got three skeins to giveaway, so you have three times the chance of winning! To be entered, comment below by letting us know what your favourite project is from the new Spring Issue 20. This competition closes 5th February midnight GMT - good luck!


From owning a fibre mill and creating their own custom blends to their latest exciting yarns, we chat to Daphne about her amazing commitment and passion to textiles. Find our more about The Fibre Company on their website.


Time for a knitting history lesson! We think we should know the knitting facts about Lord Kitchener... the man behind the stitch!


As it's the new year we ruminate on not only our Knit-o-lutions but yours too!

As always, thanks for listening! You can join in the Pomcast chat on our Ravelry forum and send any thoughts or feedback to podcast(at)pompommag(dot)com

Pom Pom xx

Thanks again to our sponsors Nature's Luxury!