You have read that title right folks! May 25th is not just the first day of Woollinn it is also the day that issue 25 of Pom Pom Quarterly goes on sale internationally to your Local Yarn Store and we are hosting the Issue 25 trunk show at our stand at Woollinn!
So, who would like a sneak peek at some of the samples you can find while you visit us?
Nasreen by Lana Jois
This beautiful garment is in Quince & Co. Willet (sport weight; 100% cotton; 146 m / 160 yds per 50 g skein) and it is worked flat and seamed which is perfect for a relaxed, warm weather knit. The diagonal panel worked by picking up stitches along the edge of the first panel and a neckband worked by picking up stitches at the top edge. The front and back are then joined at the shoulders with a 3-needle cast-off and the sides are seamed. Stitches are then picked up around the armholes for a neat finish.
Riley by Amy Christoffers
Berroco Yarns Corsica (sport weight;90% cotton 10% cashmere; 150 m / 137 yds per 50 g ball)
Riley is constructed in panels in a method loosely based on log cabin construction. The lower front/back is worked first, then stitches are picked up and worked to the shoulders with v-neck shaping for the front. The shoulders are joined and then side panels are picked up and worked sideways. We love how this garment flatters and flows.
Tarmac by Anna Maltz
YOTH Best Friend (Light Fingering weight; 75% cotton, 25% wool; 503m / 550 yds per 100 g skein)
Tarmac is worked from the top down, beginning with provisionally cast-on straps. The upper front is worked first, then the upper back. The front and back are then joined to work in the round to complete body. Finally, the hem, armholes and neckline are finished with a contrasting i-cord cast-off. Yarns A and B are alternated throughout to create single row stripes in St st. This is perfect for those who want a summer top worked in the round. Looking for a substitute yarn that you can get locally?
Leiden by Natalie Selles
Scheepjes Linen Soft (DK weight; 27% linen, 47% cotton, 26% acrylic;135m / 147yds per 50g ball)
Leiden is knit modularly with no seaming, beginning with the front striped panel. Stitches are picked up and worked outward, connecting the back and front at the shoulder to form the sides before a 3-needle cast of is worked to join the side seams. Sleeves are continued from the side pieces. Finally, the neckline and bottom hem are picked up and knit last for a neat finish. We just can’t draw ourselves away from that striking centre panel!
Bayadere by Lori Versaci
Magpie Fibers Solstice (DK weight; 50% superwash merino, 25% silk, 25% cotton; 274 m /300 yds per 100 g skein)
The body of Bayadere is worked in the round from the lower edge to the armholes, then divided for the front and back and worked flat to the shoulders. Sleeves are picked up from the armhole edge and worked in the round to the cuff. This is a perfect garment for the cooler summer evenings r as an autumnal layer.
Herrera by Paula Pereira
Shibui Knits Reed (4ply/ Fingering; 100% linen; 225 m / 246 yds per 50 g skein)
Herrera is knitted from the bottom up in one piece then separated to shape the neckline, sleeves, and shoulders. The angular shaping of the stripes on the body is worked with increases and decreases, then the sides are completed with short rows. The neckline and sleeve edges are finished with an integrated i-cord, and an i-cord at the back neck helps maintain the shape of the Front “V” neckline. Before I go can I just show you the unbelievable back on this gorgeous knit!
These are the garments we will have with us at our stand at Woollinn those these are just a sample of the fabulous knits that are in issue 25 of Pom Pom Quarterly. If you are having trouble waiting, you can also check out the full issue 25 previews over on Ravelry. Do you have a favourite?
Please note that the images here have been provided by Laura Morsman @lauramorsmanphotography with the gorgeous models Kandia Jackson @kandianzinga (left) and Monserrat Sanchez @monsesanch (right).
Are you excited for Woollinn? You can catch up with all the latest news and announcements for the This is Knit, Woollinn stand here.