There is so much I love about this new Pom Pom Issue 14 — the deft color story throughout the gorgeous photos, the fact that three of the pieces were shot on both a boy and a girl, the abundance of great patterns. It’s definitely one of my favorite issues so far, and to my surprise, I find I’m most smitten with the accessories. The cute dala horse hat, Karusellen by Erica Smith, and Melody Hoffman’s pretty Woodland Tales mitts are both on my wish list. But these are the two pieces I most urgently want in my possession:
TOP: Oak Crest by Maisie Howarth is a hat I thought I disliked and now find I can’t stop thinking about. The crown looks almost like some sort of weird exoskeleton, which I’ve apparently decided I’m in favor of, and I’m obsessed with that topknot.
BOTTOM: Pianissimo by Thien-Kieu Lam is a scarf knitted with the most intriguing shifting rib texture, plus I’m a sucker for long stretches of ribbing at the ends.
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The hat is intriguing…may have to break down and get a copy of pom pom….
Well, I’m in love! (Again and again – yes, I know.) I Must and Will knit that hat and figure out that wonderful top knot! I do I-cord top knots but this looks… more. And the pattern – yum. Same with the scarves. So lovely to wake up to with coffee Monday morning… :)
I haven’t had a knitting magazine spread make me gasp out loud in a long time…I think it’s a sign
I agree, this PomPom is the best I’ve seen so far, and can’t wait for my favorite LYS to have it so that I can buy it. I love the Hitchcock sweater too.
GREAT hat and I LOVE the horse hat………..wow. Thanks.
I really like the new issue of Pom Pom, because there are more hat patterns than in previous issues. And hats are my favorite thing to knit. I am relatively new to knitting, and I find that knitting hats is a great way to learn new techniques.
:) Thank you for mentioning Karusellen! It’s so nice to be included in such a lovely issue. There are so many patterns I’d love to knit! I loove Oak Crest, too. The details are spectacular.
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The Maude sweater in that is to die for and may jump, ever so slightly, up the que!