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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gifts for Knitters: Pom Pom Quarterly

 If you are a knitter you probably have a list of things you'd love to try: yarn, needles, patterns, notions, techniques, and the list goes on (and on and on). Of course, I have a list too and I thought I'd share it with you this Holiday season. Some of the items will be practical, some will be beautiful, some will be inspirational but it just so happens that Pom Pom Quarterly hits all of those marks with style.
Last year I asked Mr. B for a subscription to Pom Pom Quarterly and I'm so glad I did. Pom Pom is a British publication that comes out four times per year and includes patterns, articles, recipes, and an interesting array of information both educational and entertaining. The photography is beautiful and the articles and patterns are both well curated and interesting and might include crochet mittens, huge wraps or shawls, recipes for whiskey tiramisu (putting that on the to-make list this Holiday season), and articles about natural dyeing, just to list a few. Subscriptions are 30£ or about $47 for four issues and they now include a code for a digital download. I loved receiving my issues in the mail so much that I asked for a subscription renewal this year for Christmas, I highly recommend it!


  1. What a great recommendation, Erin! I will be passing this on to the family.

  2. Hi Erin,

    Do you know if Pompom has men's patterns once in a while? I've heard so much about what a great periodical it is, and I'm sure the techniques and information alone make it worth the price... but a tipping point for me might be whether it offers designs for men, too.

    Thanks! And thanks again for the Quince & Co. yarn!

    1. Hi David,

      You know, I haven't seen any patterns for men published in Pom Pom yet. They are still a pretty young publication so maybe that's something they'll offer in the future? I don't actually know of any publications geared toward male knitters with the exception of Brooklyn Tweed's collection for men that came out last year (I think). I'll keep my eye out and let you know if I see patterns for men in the future!