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The new PomPom Autumn 2018 issue sets a sophisticated mood for fall with 10 lunar inspired designs. Intricate colorwork, clever stitch patterns and luminous yarns: it’s time to bask in the moonlight! Read on for a peek at some of the projects in this issue:
For the Moondust beanie and mitts, designer Melanie Berg took inspiration from the rickshaw tracks left behind by astronauts exploring the surface of the moon. These are knit inside out for effortless reverse Stockinette stitch.
Sizes: Beanie circumference: 17 (18.5, 20)”
Hand circumference: 6.25 (7, 7.25)”
Gauge: Beanie: 27 sts and 40 rows to 4″ in reverse St st using US 4 needles.
Mitts: 30 sts and 40 rows to 4″ in reverse St st using US 4 needles.
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn such as Malabrigo Sock Yarn or Swans Island Fingering Organic Merino Wool Yarn
Hat: 1 skein
Mitts: 1 skein
Brioche is still trending strong, as we can see in Anna Strandberg’s beautiful Luna pullover, shown above. This top down sweater combines seamless two-color brioche with tailored shoulder shaping for a clean, futuristic look.
Sizes: 36.25 (40.75, 44.5, 49, 53.75)”, to be worn with 6-8″ positive ease.
Gauge: 22 sts and 50 rows to 4″ in garter stitch using size US 4 needles after blocking.
Yarn: Sport weight yarn such as Victorian 2-Ply Wool Yarn or JaggerSpun Maine Line 3/8 Yarn
Color A: 700 (700, 1050, 1050, 1050) yards
Color B: 700 (700, 1050, 1050, 1050) yards
Catherine Clark put a lot of thought into designing this stunning Ixchel pullover, from its intricate colorwork to its feminine shaping. Knit up in fingering weight yarn, this sweater wears like a much loved t-shirt. Ixchel is worked from the top down in the round, and the pattern provides plenty of helpful tips for keeping your floats and twists where they need to be.
Sizes: 32 (37, 41.75, 44.25, 49.25)” to be worn with 0-4″ positive ease.
Gauge: 26 sts and 34 rounds to 4″ over color pattern using size US 4 needles after blocking.
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn such as Malabrigo Sock Yarn, Swans Island Fingering Organic Merino Wool Yarn or Baby Blatt by Anny Blatt Yarn.
Color A (Dark blue): 1134 (1134, 1134, 1512, 1512) yards
Color B (Yellow): 378 (378, 378, 756, 756) yards
And what would a new issue of pompom be without a new recipe to match? In honor of this season’s theme, Rebecca Lawrence gives us the Moonset Pancake, her take on a Dutch Baby pancake. Pompom says they think it looks like the moon – but I think it just looks plain delicious! Hand knits or food-wise, you can treat yourself to something special with this new issue of pompom.
Perfect inspiration for kicking off your fall knitting… pick up your copy now!