Pom Pom’s the Word!

Pom Poms at Loop!Easy and fun to make, pompoms brighten up everyone’s day!

If you’re not sure where to start, this Pompom Project Kit has everything you need and makes such a lovely gift for a child, or anyone keen to make some pompoms!

The kit comes with a little project book, adorned with the cutest of illustrations by Australian artist Meredith Gaston. Inside are five ideas to make such as pompom mobiles, hair ties and cake decorations.

Pom-Pom Project Kit and Project Book. Loop, London
Pom-Pom Project Kit

We of course had to have a go and have brightened up a corner of the shop with some pretty pompoms!

KPC PomPom Projects Mobile, Loop, LondonWe’re also especially smitten by the beautiful ribbon tags on each ball of yarn which is KPC Glencoul DK, a merino cotton mix.

Pom-Pom Project Kit - Mini Balls of Yarn! Loop, London

For some more ideas of what to make with your pompoms, new Decorating with Pompoms and Tassels gives the most stylish ideas. We really love the fresh and modern styling of this book, plus the host of 20 creative projects that ranges from cushions and fridge magnets to wall hangings and rugs.

Decorating with Pom Poms and Tassels
Decorating with PomPoms and Tassels

And it’s not just wool! The book details the basic techniques for creating pompoms and tassels from materials including wool, paper, felt, upcycled fabric and leather.

Decorating with PomPoms and Tassels.
Decorating with PomPoms and Tassels.

Or what about an Adventure in PomPom Land?! Make some cute critters with the step-by-step guide

Adventures In Pom Pom Land.
Adventures In Pom Pom Land.
Adventures In Pom Pom Land.
Adventures In Pom Pom Land.

Now if you’re really ready to flex your pompom making muscle, Making Nice and Easy Pompoms will take your creations to the next level! Though written in Japanese, the clear diagrams will soon have you making the most original pompoms.

Making Nice and Easy PomPoms (Written in Japanese)
Making Nice and Easy PomPoms (Written in Japanese)

When it comes to pompom makers, we have our tried and tested favourite from Rico.

Rico Pompom Maker
Rico Pompom Maker

Plus heart shaped, jumbo….

Heart Shaped and Jumbo pompom makers
Heart Shaped and Jumbo pompom makers

and even an Extra Small Pompom maker for the tiniest ones!

Extra Small Clover Pom Pom Maker
Extra Small Clover Pom Pom Maker

For instant gratification, ready made pompoms from Mrs Moon add instant colour and cheer to any hat or accessory.

Mrs Moon Pompoms (Top-Bottom) Earl Grey, Sugared Almond, Pavlova and skein of Mrs Moon Plump in Rhubarb Crumble.
Mrs Moon Pompoms (Top-Bottom) Earl Grey, Sugared Almond, Pavlova and skein of Mrs Moon Plump in Rhubarb Crumble.

Every pompom maker, and every knitter actually, needs a good pair of scissors for trimming. We love the quirky design of these rooster scissors and just had to have them for you! New for this summer, there are smaller ones for little snips or a larger pair for fabric.

Rooster Scissors
Rooster Scissors

And one final pompom but of a slightly different kind, it’s Pom Pom Quarterly magazine! The summer issue arrived this week and we’ve paired some of our favourite designs with some yarn suggestions and colours for summer knitting….

Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 17
Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 17

This jumper or tunic we can imagine in the Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK, light and elegant for the summer months, but still warm for those cloudy days.

Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton (Top-Bottom) Rambeling Rose, Hyssop and Coppice. Loop, London
Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK (Top-Bottom) Rambling Rose, Hyssop and Coppice.

Everyone needs a summer shawl and this crochet number has us reaching for the subtle shades of Madelinetosh Prairie (ooh, and it’s a one skein project!)

Altair, Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 17
Altair, Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 17
Madelinetosh Prairie. (Top-Bottom) London Cosmopolitan, Calligraphy, Thyme. Loop, London
Madelinetosh Prairie. (Top-Bottom) London Cosmopolitan, Calligraphy, Thyme.

Another crochet number, a reworking of a classic stripy tee, we’d love to try in the ITO Serishin.

Tannery Falls,Pom Pom Issue 17
Tannery Falls,Pom Pom Issue 17
Ito Serishin (Top-Bottom) 108 Snow Gray, 104 Balsam, 102 Enji, 104 Logwood
Ito Serishin (Top-Bottom) 108 Snow Gray, 104 Balsam, 102 Enji, 104 Logwood

And lovely linen, courtesy of Quince & Co Sparrow, gives us the ideal yarn to create a floaty yet structured top, with a flattering handkerchief hem.

Trailbreeze, Pom Pom Issue 17
Trailbreeze, Pom Pom Issue 17
Quince & Co Sparrow (Top- Bottom) Eleuthera, Pigeon, Banyon, Sans, Pink Grapefruit.
Quince & Co Sparrow (Top- Bottom) Eleuthera, Pigeon, Banyon, Sans, Pink Grapefruit.

Everything is better with a pompom on top, so why not enter our giveaway to win a Rico Pompom Maker? Comment below letting us know what you’d add a pompom to and we’ll announce the winner next week on the blog. Make sure you comment before midnight GMT on Wednesday 25th May as entries after this date will not be counted.

Good luck and Happy Knitting and Crocheting (and pompom-ing!)

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27 Comments on “Pom Pom’s the Word!

  1. I’d make cute pompom animals to decorate handbags and towards the end of the year make pompom tree decorations, robins and baubles, and garlands and even a wreath.(It’s only May and I did not want to say the ‘C’ word too early) I love a good pompom because it’s my nickname or its my nickname because I love pompoms.

  2. Those pompoms are cute !
    Ill make a courtain full of pompoms in different colours to give a splash of colour to my white room

  3. Pom-poms would look great on all my Toastie Toots baby knits on the end of the ties. I’d even add the tiny pom-poms onto my newborn booties and beanies! Would really love one of these pompom makers as I have been using a piece of cardboard!

    Xx

  4. I would make a string of heart shaped pom-poms, for my grandaughter’s new heart themed bedroom, because she has definately got our heart.

  5. I’d leave a pom pom on the bottom of my work computer to cheer me up (and hopefully cheer up my colleagues too!).

  6. I’m currently knitting a Fica hat for my brother’s girlfriend that very much needs a lovely big pompom!

  7. My Pom poms are tied to the shrubs , roses and sweet smelling Jasmine in my garden. Colour all year round ….. And a bit of fun too ……!

  8. I’ve just moved back from Hong Kong where KPC are, love their yarns as so many colours. I’ve just finished crocheting a blanket, but can’t seem to attach a photo to show you.

  9. I’m pom-pom crazy, I’ll be adding them to literally everything I can lay my hands on starting with a handmade skirt for my daughter.

  10. I would make lots of little Pom poms to make jewellery for myself, for gifts and for my nieces, for them and for their dolls.

  11. Well, when I was 11 and started ‘big school’ in Leeds I had to get up really early and it was cold so I crocheted myself some nose cosies. They were little circular things on elastic and I kept them in my duffle coat pocket in case it was really cold. It was quite a lacy design so that I could breathe! 40 years on I still have the last surviving one in a box somewhere. I looked daft as a brush anyway, so I think a pom pom on top would have finished it off nicely. Perhaps matching ear ones as well – why not?!

  12. I love pom-poms! I made some large multi-coloured ones to hang on a tree in the back garden last winter to brighten things up.

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