Issue 18: Autumn 2016 of Pom Pom Quarterly has landed and is just making us yearn for the cooler temps of fall (even more than we already have been!). This edition is filled with garments and accessories that utilize subtle details to make a big statement. While it’s fun to use bold stitch patterns and colors to make a statement, this edition reminds us that subtle details can be equally as breathtaking and lovely.
Check out some of our favorite patterns and the yarns we recommend!
Asklöv by Nicolina Lindsten is a lovely colorwork hat featuring a graphic leaf pattern, perfect for fall. The color combinations are endless and give you the flexibility of going subtle or bold in your favorite colors or a blend of autumn leaf-inspired tones. BC Garn Semilla Fino would be just perfect, since it’s rather lightweight wonderfully soft.
Christina Danaee’s Rocquaine is a great Gansey-style pullover. The sweater features lovely nature-inspired textures that are not only echoed on the top around the yoke, but also on the sleeves for an extra added touch. The bottom hem is also split and slightly longer in the back, taking an otherwise traditional garment and adding a truly modern touch. Knit out of BC Garn Semilla, this pullover will be a soft and cozy item that will take you straight into winter.
Kaali by Fiona Alice are a great set of textured fingerless mitts, perfect for those cooler mornings yet to come. Fiona uses the simplest of broken rib patterns, but tosses in a reverse stockinette thumb, picot edgings, and contrast color details that really up the sophistication factor while keeping them totally wearable. Miss Babs Kunlun would make for a heavenly set of mitts, and any contrasting laceweight scrap yarn in your stash would be perfect for the contrast colors. Pick one, two or half a dozen to make the mitts truly your own.
Serafine by Camille Rosselle is fun pullover that has a great kangaroo pocket. Camille placed beautiful rope cables down the front of the sweater that seamlessly continue along the edges of the pocket, adding just enough refinement. Knit out of your favorite colorway of Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool, this sweater would be comfy, affordable and easily dressed up or down.
Linda Dubec’s Turion mittens are another beautiful accessory for those late fall days. Beautiful cables erupt into berry-like bobbles that truly shine on a background of reverse stockinette. These would be beautiful out of a bright color of The Fiberists Audubon Worsted or Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson, both of which would highlight the various textures of these classic mittens.
Tevara by Paula Pereira is yet another great pullover. Simple from the front, this sweater uses stylish drop-shoulder sleeves and a mandarin collar. While these details alone would be enough for a gorgeous sweater, Paula adds textured cables down the back that split right at the bottom to create a universally flattering look around the hem. The new Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok would knit out beautifully, allowing the cables to stand out while maintaining a more rustic look.
What is your favorite pattern from this edition? Be sure to share!