The knit and crochet designs in Issue 39 are inspired by rhythm! Our Winter 2021 collection is packed with patterns which honour echoes, explore semitonal shifts in colour, and include repeating motifs to allow you to get into a stitching groove. We love how the designers have taken our auditory theme and created patterns which highlight the aspects of rhythm we see, such as written musical scores and the visual representation of soundwaves. No matter at what tempo you craft, there’s a winter project for you here!
Featuring designs by: JUDITH BRAND, ASTRID COLDING SIVERTSEN, ADELLA DUTRA, ANA D, TETYANA VYAZOVSKA, JOHANNA KUNIN, NIDHI KANSAL, KEIKO KIKUNO, CLEO MALONE, VALERIE NG
Artist, maker, and stylist Lydia Morrow was the creative director for this issue’s photoshoot! We’ve long admired Lydia’s jazzy sense of style, so we’re honoured to publish her vision in our pages. After you’ve found your crafting cadence, enjoy the two articles in Issue 39. In ‘Rhythms of Handiwork’, Felicity (Felix) Ford explores the communal and historical relationship between craft and rhythm, while Claudia Khan writes touchingly about the delicate melody of parenthood, partnership, and time in her article, ‘A Family Song’. Kiyomi and Sachiko Burgin are the authors of this issue’s handmade lip balm tutorial, so you can combat chapped lips brought on by cold weather and even have some non-knitted handmade gifts ready for the festive season.
If this sounds like music to your ears, order your copy of Issue 39 now! We expect pre-ordered and subscriber copies to arrive with crafters from 5th November 2021. On 11th November 2021, the digital-only version of Issue 39 will be available on our website and Ravelry. On this day, print copies will be for sale at LYSs around the world, too.
We hope you find harmony in your winter crafting! Love, Pom Pom xx
|Wavetable (boxy sweater)||
9 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 88.5 - 170cm / 34¾ - 67" – to be worn with 10-20cm / 4-8" positive ease.
|Rockmore (crochet cardigan)||9 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference
(buttoned): 92 - 158.5cm / 36¼ - 62½" - to be worn with 5cm / 2" positive ease.
|Synaesthesia (double knitted socks)||3 sizes; finished foot circumference (unstretched): 14.5 (17, 20.5)cm / 5¾ (6¾, 8)" to be worn with 2.5cm / 1" negative ease.|
|Decrescendo (crochet hat)||
3 sizes; Finished head circumference: 48 (52, 56)cm / 19 (20½, 22)" – to be worn with 0-5cm / 0-2" negative ease.
|Polyrhythm (colorwork pullover)||9 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 80.5 - 161.5cm / 31½ - 63½" – to be worn with 10-15cm / 4-6" positive ease.|
|Trembita (textured mittens)||3 sizes, finished hand circumference: 18 (19.5, 21)cm / 7 (7¾, 8¼)".|
|Pink Noise (pullover with bobbles)||9 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 92 - 162.5cm / 36 - 64" - to be worn with 5-15 cm / 2-6" positive ease.|
|Oliveros (brioche cardigan)||8 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference
- 64½" – to be worn with 7-15cm / 3-6" positive ease.
|Madrigal (colorwork mittens)||3 sizes; finished hand circumference: 21.5 (23, 24.5)cm / 8½ (9, 9¾)".|
|Semitone (pullover with woven pattern)||8 sizes; finished chest (fullest point) circumference: 101.5 - 176.5cm / 40 - 69¾" – to be worn with 23.5 – 30.5cm / 8-12" positive ease.|