Pom Pom Quarterly
Pom Pom was founded in 2012 as a quarterly that presents knitting, crochet, and craft in a modern, beautiful, and meaningful way. Mainly conceived as a collection of patterns complemented by thoughtful writing and useful tutorials, we also celebrate the joy of making and community!
Featuring designs by: KLARA NILSSON - KLARYBERRY // MAREN ODENTHAL - KNITTERISTA // JESS KAVANAGH // JULIA MADILL // ARA STELLA // SUSANNA KAARTINEN - SANNA AND CO // JOANNE FOWLER // AMALIA SIEBER - KINDRED RED // SORAYA GARCÍA
Issue 44 also includes a celebration of the art of screen printing by Mei Stephens, who muses on the parallels between printing and knitting, and Hannah McGregor’s second contribution to Pom Pom, this time taking on the color yellow and its cultural history. If you’re looking for a sweet treat, the recipe for bebinca, a layered Goan dessert, will have your mouth watering!
Issue 43 is inspired by the work of women artists Etel Adnan and Hilma af Klint. Etel Adnan’s work features landscapes, using bold and unexpected colors to portray places where the land meets the sky, and Hilma af Klint created large abstract paintings of metaphysical meditations she felt she had been called on to represent. Both show us distinct ways of looking at the world, and at possible worlds beyond the visible realm, just as a knitter or crocheter can look at a ball of yarn and ponder a plethora of outcomes!
Issue 43 also includes an insightful and expansive interview with yarn dyers Jude Harper and Lola Johnson, and a fascinating dig into the history of the color pink by Hannah McGregor. There's also a bookmark tutorial from artist Elizabeth Ashdown using the centuries-old art of passementerie, and a recipe for a carrot cake from Fi Churchman that will bring an orangey glow to chilly evenings.
Issue 42 pays homage to The Art of Abundance, and Pom Pom's commitment to color, texture, and pattern. Their autumn issue features a curated knit and crochet collection inspired by abundance, resulting in 11 glorious designs with immense visual impact, highly satisfying and tactile motifs, and which echo the intricate aesthetic of the Arts and Crafts movement. The patterns are mesmerizing, romantic, and somehow embody the wondrous generosity imbued in the act of making.
And we still have copies of Issue 41 celebrating Pom Pom's 10th anniversary! This rare bumper edition of Pom Pom Quarterly features a flip double cover and contains 13 designs for warm and cool climes, so no matter where you live in the world, there are handmade party outfits aplenty here. This is Pom Pom's first issue featuring larger dimensions, meaning more lush photography and an improved pattern layout.