We were lucky enough to get a chance to preview the newest samples from Pompom Quarterly while at Rhinebeck last weekend. The girls flew all the way from their home turf in the UK to share issue 19 (winter 2016) with visitors to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival.
While all 18 patterns are worth checking out, our favorite has been topping the popularity charts on Ravelry this week. We’d like to introduce you to Cesium designed by Sachiko Burgin. This stunning pattern will be available for purchase through Ravelry on Nov. 1st.
The cozy sweater is knit up with between 6-11 skeins of Mountain Mohair and is shown above in the Ice Blue color. The pattern includes a generous size range: 29½ (33, 37½, 41, 45½, 49, 53½)” and is intended to be worn with 1-1½” positive ease. The model has a 35” bust, stands 5’6” tall, and is wearing the 37½” size.
We love the soft subtle cabling. The asymmetry of the cables adds visual complexity to a comforting, flattering shape. And the wide neckline beautifully balances the strong vertical of the cabled panel; it will look fantastic on all kinds of figures.
On Sunday, Sachiko and her twin sister Kiyomi stopped by our booth and so we were able to thank and congratulate her on her stunning design. Her sister and fellow designer also has a lovely pattern included in this issue of Pompom, Fragmentation is a beautifully designed slouch hat that makes the most of gradient fingering weight yarns that are so impossible to resist.
You’ll find many treasures in the pages of this magazine. We found that Bristol Ivy’s article about asymmetry and imperfection ties the theme of the collection together in a thoughtful and delightful way that may help you find a new appreciation for the inherent inconsistencies that make our craft unique.
If you don’t already have a subscription to this delightful quarterly, you will be able to find Pompom Winter 2016 available for sale in our shop on Nov. 1st.