Pop on a pompom!

January 16 2015 – thisisknit

If we had our way, there'd be pompoms on pretty much everything! There's two of them, adding extra dotiness to our Candy Floss Baby Booties (ahhhh!) We put a jaunty one on our Thistle hat, of course. Pompoms like this are great for using up the remainder of a ball of wool, too, and they even have a practical purpose: if it's snowing, the bobbing around of the pompom stops snow settling on top of your head! Pompoms are terrifically easy to make. You can use circles cut out of cardboard (Vogue Knitting has a great photo tutorial at this link). An even easier, and more robust, option is a pompom maker like our Clover ones - you can see how they work on Clover's video here. Looking for a quick way to make teenytiny pompoms like the Candy Floss ones? Well, the incredibly clever Eskimimi's got this covered over on her blog: hint! there's cutlery involved! But pompoms don't have to be made out of yarn, either. Jen's Epistropheid - the very one we featured in Tuesday's colourwork post - just wouldn't be the same without its great big funfur pompom! We have these in stock in red and white at the moment, but there's a big delivery due in the next couple of days with lots and lots more! Finally, if you find yourself needing to make a lot of pompoms in a hurry, here's a video we found just for you! Garlands of pompons filling the house? Why not? We'd love to hear what you're putting pompoms on - let us know in the comments below!


  • suzanne: September 16, 2020
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    I discovered recently that a friend in work was never taught how to make pompoms as a child! Luckily I was able to rectify that. It’s an important life skill.

    Darn, now I wish my pompom makers weren’t in my office.

  • thisisknit: September 16, 2020
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    Hope you managed to get your hands on the pompom makers! You know that once you start, you just can’t stop! :)

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