Monday, 15 May 2017
Pom Pom Quarterly Summer 2017: A Review
Today we're going to have a look at the Summer 2017 issue of Pom Pom Quarterly.
Sevilla. A lovely stole. The lacework is beautiful.
Bash. Cute cap. The combination of chevrons and three colours (two similar and one accent) work really well together.
Soiree. The side cables and other stitchwork in this pullover are attractive, but the baggy, boxy shape of it isn't.
Shindig. Nice little wrap. I'm liking the combination of the stripes and lace and the green and cream colourway, which give it a fun, summery feel.
Boum. This is a rather smart little striped top. I like that the designer went the extra step of adding a line of colour to the neckline. However, this piece did deserve better than to be paired with a pair of droopy-bottomed track pants.
Bon Bon. These mitts are nicely worked out -- the twisted rib both works nicely with the cables on the back and will also give the mitts a useful elasticity -- but that pom pom on the back would drive me a bit nuts. Of course, it's easily left off.
Festoon. These socks are so handsome and classic I could almost believe they co-starred with Leslie Howard in some 1930s movie.
Anniversaire. An attractive and very wearable piece that will give its wearer years of good service.
Ceilidh. Another piece with some attractive stitchwork but unflattering shaping.
Hoopla. A fun cap.
Jamboree. Oh dear. This crocheted pullover might have worked if it were done in attractive colours and the fit was neatened up a bit, but as it is it has too much working against it.
Sparklers. Another nice cap, and as a bonus it's reversible.
Knees Up. I'm rather taken by the concept of a high-contrast sock stockinette foot and ribbed leg, but the slouchy fit on the ankle isn't doing it for me. I did my time in the slouchy sock department back in the eighties and don't care to repeat the experience.
Rave. An attractive wrap. I like the garter and cable combination.
Zazie. Nice work! The zig zag pattern has a tendency to look either too afghan-y or too Charlie Brown, but this designer has very cleverly set the look at a remove from these associations by adding an interesting blending effect to the zig zag.
Fête. Good shaping and an interesting neckline.