|Firestone image courtesy of Rainbow Heirloom|
On opening issue 14 of Pom Pom Quarterly I saw the perfect pattern for the Firestone yarn and coincidentally it's designed by Alexa Ludmann, one half of Tin Can Knits, the other half being Emily who also runs Rainbow Heirloom yarns. It's called Hitchcock and is a unisex design. I may also knit it in a grey for my husband, once I get the half-finished jumper I've been knitting for him for over a year out of the way.
|Hitchcock imagecourtesy of Ravelry|
The theme for issue 14 is wool. The patterns all make the reader want to snuggle up in front of a fire with needles and yarn to create something cosy to cocoon yourself in. There are ten patterns in total (one of which is crochet) and it struck me that this issue there are a few easier patterns than usual for those with more basic knitting skills to try out. Hitchcock is one of them, but there's also the Pianissimo scarf, which features a basic cable pattern, and Karusellen, a fun hat with folk horses on for those wanting to practice their intarsia technique.
Aside from Hitchcock, my favourite pattern is Woodland Tales, a pair of bright and very fun-looking mittens with a cable pattern on the front. These look like a great stash-buster project.
All in all this is another great issue from Pom Pom Quarterly and I'm extremely tempted to bake the Pumpkin Spice Cake, the recipe for which is an added bonus!
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