This Month I Wish I Was Knitting.... November 2014 Edition

Sometimes, timing is everything. When pom pom quarterly jumped onboard as this month's sponsors to celebrate the release of their Winter 2014 issue, I knew instantly what I would be craving this month. pom pom quarterly have managed to capture the perfect aesthetic for modern knitters and crafters with just the right balance of whimsy and simplicity in the designs they present. Each issue brings fresh inspiration and so, here's my roundup of the patterns from pom pom that I wish I was knitting. 

(as always, brought to you with click through images to make your queue happy over on Ravelry)

(c) Juju Vail

(c) Juju Vail

The minute I saw the cover sweater for the latest issue, I was sold. Simple, drapey fabric and pockets. What is not to love? Fairchild is designed by Bristol Ivy, a designer I adore so that's even more reasons to knit it. It was total love at first sight. 

(c) Juju Vail

(c) Juju Vail

Cidre by Allison Jane is my dream knit- a little bit androgyny, a little feminine. I love that kind of look. It's brioche and fingering weight though so my poorly wrists say no but in my head that outfit it mine and I've knit it up in my favourite moonstone colourway for the perfect neutral garment in my wardrobe. (sighs wistfully)

(c) Juju Vail

(c) Juju Vail

Issue 8 made me really happy- the colours, the little doodles on the pages and bright, whimsical patterns like Brill by Anna Wilkinson. Most of my shawls are neutral, or jewel toned but for this one, I'd make a definite exception!

(c) Juju Vail

(c) Juju Vail

Ardvasar featured in issue 6, my all time favourite issue. I think it was a combination of so much texture, the stunning model and the jewel tones that meant I had a complete hunt trying to find a much coveted paper copy. I love the texture and icord detail of this Lucy Hague design!

(c) Juju Vail

(c) Juju Vail

Quadrillion is another 'oh if only my RSI would let me' knit. Just look at those cables! The texture! The cuffs! The COLOUR! I don't think it's an accident that I fall in love with a garment knit in TUT yarn either. I am nothing if not predictable. 

(c) Juju Vail

(c) Juju Vail

The Riverine Pullover by the talented Andi Satterlund opened my eyes to knitted tees. I didn't really think knitted garments in summer were for me but look at this light, colourblock knit and don't tell me you'd make that work? The stash busting alone this knit would gift me with means I keep coming back to look again and again. I will knit this one, I will!

(c) Juju Vail

(c) Juju Vail

These little mitts represent everything I love about pom pom: multicraftual appeal. There's often little embroidery tutorials or cute crochet patterns like the friendship bracelets on their blog (I LOVE the illustrations too!) that sometimes makes me feel knitting is the gateway to all the crafts. 

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(c) pom pom quarterly

Last but not least, I'm stuck as to why I haven't knit a Netherton yet by Lydia Gluck. It's cute, it's cropped and low yardage. Why have I not cast on already?

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Do you have a favourite pom pom pattern?