Pom Pom Winter + Giveaway

Pom Pom Quarterly just released their Winter 2017 volume and it is the perfect antidote to the dark days of Winter. I am especially excited because I contributed a design to this beautiful collection—Bindrune, in the always lovely Lettlopi by our partner brand Istex.

This cozy cardigan/jacket is worked back and forth in rows from the bottom up. The back and fronts are worked separately from the underarm to the shoulders, which are shaped using short rows. The sleeves are worked in the round from the bottom up and seamed to the body.

Bindrune by Amy Christoffers Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 23 Winter 2017 014

 

All the color work happens at the hem and the cuff making this a great project for pushing your color boundries—choose a main color to suit your style and wardrobe and have a little fun with the contrast colors. The original is shown in Istex Lettlopi (worsted; 100% Icelandic Wool, 100 m/109 yds per 50 g skein)  Yarn A: Heaven (1702); 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins, Yarn B: Rough Sea (1415); 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins, Yarn C: Ash Grey (0054); 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins. But I’ve had some fun this morning coming up with alternate color ways:

Neutral: Black Heather, Golden Heather, and Oatmeal (I may need to cast on one in this combination on right now.)

Bright: Royal Fuchsia, Mimosa, and Apricot (inspired by my blog co-author Amy Palmer who would rock this with an amazing red lipstick)

Western: Grey, Brick heather, and Grape heather—an iconic combination destined to be worn with cowboy boots.

What colors would you use to knit your Bindrune? Tell us in the comments below and you could win a print copy of the Pom Pom Quartlery Issue 23 and the yarn to knit your own in your chosen shade. Contest open from now until 11:59 EST Sunday November 26th. One winner will be chosen at random and announced here Monday, November 27th.

Bindrune by Amy Christoffers Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 23 Winter 2017 01

Can’t wait? Order your copy of Pom Pom Winter here, or you could subscribe and feel all warm and cozy in in the winter weather.

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259 Comments

  1. I’m looking at the awesome shades in the Western colourway: Grey, Brick heather, and Grape heather! What a wonderful project!

  2. I’m like you, one is not enough, but which combo to do first?

    1418 spónn/straw and 1707 geimur/galaxy and 1408 ljósrauð samkemba/light red heather

    I want these three colors* because the combination is way outside my comfort zone, but I think they’d be great. I just can’t decide between straw and galaxy for the main color

    * and dozens more

    Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway.

  3. The Western colors speak to me, but neutrals always work too. I’ve been trying to step outside the box and pick colors lately though so if I were to do something in my own colors, I’d choose 0054 light ash heather as the main, and 1414 violet heather and 1417 frostbite for the accent colors. Looks like an awesome sweater for Chicago weather.

  4. Ok, I can’t not leave a comment on this one!

    First of all, big congrats on a beautiful design, and to be featured in Pom Pom!!!

    Secondly, the Western colors would be my pick, and not just because I’m from Texas. It’s country colors that I love (and I already have the boots).

  5. What a great sweater! I love Lettlopi. I think I would go with the Ash Heather for the body with Fuschia and maybe Amber for the contrast colors? Or maybe Amber for the body and… Hmmmmm…I may have to do some swatching

  6. The first item I ever knit was a sweater vest in Lopi. 🙂 I love this beautiful and elegant sweater in the Western colorway.

  7. I want Golden Heather, Mimosa and Apricot, our winters in Fairbanks are Soooo Very White, a flash of brilliance is quite appropriate!

  8. I would use light ash, spring green and apricot. Those colors are outside of my normal knitting palette and it would be good to switch things up.

  9. Wow! It’s gorgeous! I think it’s a toss up for the body between a dark grey or black. But definitely the Royal Fuchsia , Mimosa and Apricot. What a statement piece!
    Thank you!

  10. So many gorgeous shades, it’s so hard to choose!! Today I’m thinking Light ash heather, Glacier blue heather and Galaxy 🙂

  11. Just finished a pullover for my daughter, Mora by Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir Michelsen, and ready for the next project. My favourite colours are ash grey, dark wine and pink heather.

  12. I have about 10 skeins of Lett Lopi Oatmeal Heather waiting to be something. Binder just be that something! Then I’d need another in Royal Fucia, Mimiosa and Apricot for my very Happy days!

  13. So many lovely colors!! I like the idea of using 0056 ljósgrár/ash heather, 1705 lambagras/royal fuchsia, and 1707 geimur/galaxy. I’m totally in love with that galaxy!!

  14. I’d have to go with black heather as the main colour with royal fuchsia and spring green heather…simply because I’m rather into matching my knits to my hair colour at the moment!!

  15. I would like to see the yarn in person, but my choices would be Straw, Air Blue and Fjord Blue. It’s a beautiful sweater, and I love those colors.

  16. I‘d use ocean blue and fjord blue as color A and B and air blue as the main color C because I am in a very blueish mood at the moment. 💙 But the very best thing about this all is that I already got the pompom mag #23 and would be able to start knitting this in a minute. 😉

  17. I’d love to knit my mum one, buta really colourful one. Lapis blue Heather for the main colour, with milky way and royal fuchsia for the colour work.

  18. Hi! Thanks for a great giveaway! I haven’t tried Lettlopi yet, but would love to. I really want to start doing some colourwork, so this cardy is a great starter for me. There are so many colours that it’s hard to choose. I love the Stone Blue Heather as the main colour with either Lapis Blue Heather or Navy Blue and also the Garnet Red Heather.

  19. I love all the possibilities colorwork offers! I like the idea of making this gorgeous pattern in black sheep with glacier blue heather and white.

  20. I could come up with so many color combinations, maybe pine green heather, frostbite and black sheep heather, or maybe straw, chocolat heather and barley

  21. I’d really like to do a greenish version so something like Frostbite as MC and violet heather and bottle green heather contrasts.

  22. I’d like to knit a sweater of earth colors.

    Yarn A: Rust Heather (9427)
    Yarn B: Chocolate heather (0867)
    Yarn C: Hazel Heather (1401)

  23. I would definitely knit it up in the Bright combo – absolutely perfect for combating winter (the issue *is* vivid winter after all!) wonderful pattern, and I was thrilled to see that is used Lopi!

  24. I just LOVE the Bright color way with the fuchsia, mimosa and apricot colors. This is the kind of winter cardigan you need when it’s dark and cold up here in Canada. (And worn with a red lipstick, of course 😉 )

  25. Oh my goodness!! It would have to be the Heaven, then the glacia blue and then the galaxy… (just look at the colours in the galaxy…I am actually salivating whilst looking at them 😐 sorry),,,,, What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

  26. The neutral colorway you put together is gorgeous. I’d wear it practically every day in the fall and winter.

  27. The neutral colors for me. Such a great project and a historical magazine. People are collecting these beautiful publications, and for good reason.

  28. Valley the color selections are BEAUTIFUL! If I have to choose one, the Western would be fun to knit. I have every issue of POM POM….what ever happen with ( if you happen to find the most beautiful sweater in the world….) ? Was it found?

    Pat

  29. This is such a gorgeous pattern! It’s so hard to choose, but I think I would go with greys and greens – Space Galaxy for the main body, fading to Rough Sea, with the accent in Light Ash Heather 🙂

  30. I have been planning something in mustard for a long time so I would do Mustard for the main colour with white and Golden Heather .

  31. I would choose the Neutral color combination. I would love to knit this cardigan up in those colors. It would be something I could see myself wearing often!!!

  32. This pattern would be perfect for autumn in Victoria BC! I love all 3 of the alternative colour ways, but if I could choose any Lopi colour combination it would be Barley as the main colour, acorn heather as the dark contrast and then have a tough time deciding between jump green heather or glacier blue heather as the bright contrast. Beautiful yarn, beautiful pattern!

  33. I love the black heather and golden heather – but would add a nice splash of turquoise with it! Lovely sweater, looks like perfect winter coziness!

  34. I’m in love with the original color way, I love to knit with Lopi and a long cardigan would be so nice for chilly mornings and cold evenings. In combination with a purple skirt I have it would also be an awesome X-mas outfit.

  35. I’m in love with this sweater! I’m thinking Glacier blue heather as colour A, Galaxy for B and Milkyway for C. Really excited to start it, but I’ve promised myself I have to finnish my paper first…

  36. Love the dressy/casual wearing possibilities of this cozy piece! Neutral: Black Heather, Golden Heather, and Oatmeal for the win!

  37. I would knit it in the brightest colors you have available because I would be SO happy to win and would want everyone to see it!
    I’ve been wanting to do a colorwork sweater. This one is so gorgeous and perfect! Pick me ☺️

  38. They are all beautiful, bit the neutral color way is my absolute favorite. They remind me of a sweater I had way back in high school that I wish wad still in my closet!

  39. I have been thinking about this since I saw the preview… I’m leaning towards something like ash grey, pink heather, and bottle green heather. But there are a lot of good choices! Love this design.

  40. I’d choose Colorways out of my normal selections and go with the Royal Fuchsia, Mimosa and Apricot. Vibrant colours that POP against the winter snowfall in central Manitoba! Yet would still look sharp with a solid colour top, skinny jeans and ballet flats! Thanks for the chance to win Berroco!

  41. I love the gray and brick, but would use apricot instead of the grape as a third colour. I love the warm red, oranges, and yellows right now.

  42. Neutral all the way! Taupe + gray go with everything, and who doesn’t love a little flash of gold to brighten things up?

  43. Great initiative and beautiful garnment with my favo wool ever! I would love to knit this in the original color, but just one shade darker grey (0057) for the simple reason that i will be wearing it outside when on a farm. The original color shafes are beautiful but i would also like to play with possibilities with shades 9964 golden heather, 9966 cypres green, 1240 dark magenta, 0159 orchid, 9965 chartreuse green heather and a little touch of 9958 light indigo

  44. All of the colour ways look fab, my first choice would be Western as it would go so well with colours in my wardrobe, fingers crossed.

  45. Interesting garment. I had this idea of frostbite color (kal) as main color and apricot and berry heather as accent. I did use lettlopi when I made felted slippers. It’s very easy to work with this yarn. Would be very happy to knit with it again. Keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you for wonderful ideas.

  46. love all of them !!! The order I would like to knit them is the model, then the Western, then the Neutral, then the Bright…
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!

  47. I would love barley 1419 as a main colour and murky 1420 and glacier blue 1404 for a contrast colours. I definitely need to knit warm cardi for myself!

  48. So many choices! I would use milkyway for the main color, and galaxy and glacier blue heather for the border. What a cozy sweater!

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