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Your favorite publications from Pom Pom Quarterly!

Interpretations 8 (Preorder now, available December 7th): the latest in the series from Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäkki chronicling the journey of two friends from opposite sides of the world sharing their love of their countries (Argentina and Finland, respectively) and beautiful knitwear. Each volume includes six themes: six words with two designs inspired by each word, showing a personal take on each of these themes. The 6 words Joji and Veera chose for their new collection are Challenge, Patience, Anticipation, Pace, Compassion and Emphasis. These lovely books are destined to become collector's items, not to mention beautiful resources of patterns that you’re going to want to come back to time and again.  

Volume 8 features 12 garment and accessory knitting patterns from a variety of yarn producers, including: Aatos by Aara // De Rerum Natura  // Madelinetosh // Sweet Fiber // Olann // Chile Knits // Suburban Stitcher // mYak // La Bien Aimée // The Plucky Knitter // Qing Fibre and more!

The Shetland Trader: Get ready for an unprecedented blend of groovy 70s silhouettes, classic Shetland colorwork, and contemporary design elements; think of bold outlines and shapes which feature intricate, time-honored Fair Isle motifs. The Shetland Trader, Book 3: Heritage contains 11 patterns (7 garments and 4 accessories) by Shetland-born knitwear designer Gudrun Johnston, including a first for Pom Pom Press: dresses! This is the third installment of The Shetland Trader series celebrating Gudrun’s geographical and familial roots. The designs not only incorporate the traditional Shetland knitting techniques and motifs Gudrun has helped to popularize internationally, but also represent a throwback to the made-to-order knitwear business run in the 1970s by Patricia Johnston, Gudrun’s mother, which operated as The Shetland Trader. Exclusively for The Shetland Trader, Book Three, Gudrun has selected some of her mother’s best-loved designs and updated them for twenty-first century knitters. Use these patterns to create Shetland-chic ensembles as well as heirloom pieces impervious to time.

Wool Journey: A natural companion to The Shetland Trader, Wool Journey: Shetland takes you on an adventure to the islands with Jaime and Amber of Fancy Tiger Crafts, Malia Mae Joseph and Stephen West of Stephen & Penelope, and Ysolda Teague. This group of yarn loving, knitting-aficionado friends traveled to Shetland in the summer of 2013, and brought back a wealth of inspiration and knowledge. Out of this woolly adventure came a beautiful book that explores the knitting community and culture from the Shetland Islands. It’s part travel guide, part travel book, and of course features 5 patterns inspired by and knit in Shetland yarns.

Moon & Turtle: Sachiko and Kiyomi Burgin’s talent to infuse unique and contemporary design details with classic knitwear styles shines through in the twins’ first collaborative collection. Moon and Turtle contains nine knit designs (4 garments, 5 accessories) which showcase an edgy urban aesthetic, reflecting the twins’ life in Toronto / Tkaronto, Canada. Much like Sachiko and Kiyomi themselves, Moon and Turtle is truly synergic. The duality associated with identical twins is thoughtfully and intelligently embedded into every aspect of the book. From the designs, to the authors’ musings, to the title of the book itself, there’s a quiet harmony in the idea that two things or people can be visually similar but also appreciably distinct. The patterns are gender-neutral, graded up to a 62” chest, and contain body and sleeve length adjustments in the hope that this book can be enjoyed by many knitters for years to come. Playful colorwork, paired with simply constructed garments, means that Moon and Turtle is a fabulous step up from pattern books such as Ready Set Raglan. Kiyomi and Sachiko’s sisterly affection for one another is clear and shines through their words and designs. We are charmed by Moon and Turtle and we’re sure you will be, too!

Embody: A Capsule Collection to Knit & Sew, Jacqueline Ceislak: Jacqueline's first book unites her sewing and knitting expertise in a capsule collection of customizable patterns designed to be made and worn together. Following Jacqui's system and aesthetic you can build a handmade wardrobe that honors your body and your creativity. Preorders only; book available March 25th, 2021.

Interpretations 7:  The latest collaboration from Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki. Each volume includes six themes: six words with two designs inspired by each word, showing a personal take on each of these themes. The 6 words Joji and Veera have chosen for their new collection are Wonder, Root, Wild, Natural, Beyond, & Light! These lovely books are destined to become collectors items, not to mention beautiful resources of patterns that you’re going to want to come back to time and again. Want to make the cover design? We have kits for Veera's Dust & Clay Shawl available here

Interpretations 4: First published in 2017, this volume sees Joji and Veera making bolder choices to explore outside their yarn choice and color comfort zones while remaining true to their signature style. A magical photoshoot in Veera's native Finland brings the collection together with a dreamy set of photographs to inspire your next project.

Interpretations 5: The 5th anniversary collaboration between Joji and Veera!

Knitting Outside the Box, Bristol Ivy: Drawing on what inspires her most when designing and teaching, this book includes exercises to help you explore beyond the boundaries of traditional techniques, push your creativity, manipulate fabric and, with a little sprinkling of math, help you put it all together. It also includes plenty of Bristol's patterns demonstrating the techniques explained in the book, all in her geometric and elegant style.

Knitting Outside the Box: Drape & Fold, Bristol Ivy:  From the author of the trailblazing Knitting Outside the Box, this follow-up collection of six knitting patterns delves deeper into innovative ways of working with knitted fabric by exploring drape and fold. Bristol Ivy expands the boundaries of what handknitters can achieve with their craft by reimagining how knitwear can be constructed and sit on the body.

Knits About Winter, Emily Foder: Knits About Winter celebrates the quiet magic of a snowy landscape, the meditative joy of creating cosy knits, and the beauty of unique yarn. A collection of 12 knitting patterns by Emily Foden, these designs capture the magic and mystery of winter, all featuring her distinctive hand-dyed yarns.

Knit How:  From the needles of your favorite quarterly comes the ultimate learn-to-knit book! The only guide a novice will need to start a journey through the world of yarn, Knit How is a friendly and easy-to-use introduction to knitting. The book includes ten knitting patterns for accessories and garments, along with illustrated techniques and essential top tips for the beginner knitter, all in Pom Pom’s signature style.

Ready Set Raglan: The Pom Pom team's follow-up to Knit How takes the straightforward raglan-sleeve pullover as a blank canvas and walks you through all the ways to make it your own. This book features blueprints for 8 distinct raglans and coach you through choosing perfect-for-you necklines, hemlines, ribbing, stitch textures, and fancy raglan increases. And, of course, will show you how to create jaw-dropping color combinations. These raglans are designed to empower improving knitters with customization skills, but also to free advanced knitters to fly through stressless shapes, easy customizations, and the joys of colorplay. Pom Pom even provided a formula for the truly adventurous knitter to design your own raglan--let’s all get out our sketchbooks and dream together!