Yarnporium vendor highlights: Pom Pom Quarterly designer visits with Stephen West and Justyna Lorkowska

We put a call out to our vendors a while ago to find out what special goodies they were bringing to the Yarnporium so that we could share them all with you in a series of blog posts leading up to the event.

Do you have the latest issue of PPQ yet? You can get it on their stand at the Yarnporium!

Do you have the latest issue of PPQ yet? You can get it on their stand at the Yarnporium!

Our friends at Pom Pom Quarterly got back to us with news that in addition to having the samples from their latest issue, they will also be hosting a couple of designer visits on their stand. We're very excited to help them share their news that both Stephen West of WestKnits and Justyna Lorkowska of Lete's Knits will be doing meet and greets and signing books and patterns!

We're in love with the pretty lace neckline detail on Justyna's new sweater Tallat

We're in love with the pretty lace neckline detail on Justyna's new sweater Tallat

Justyna will be on the stand from 11am to 1pm on the Saturday and signing copies of the latest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly, featuring her stunning new sweater design Tallat. Tallat is a glamorous winter knit whipped up quickly in a chunky yarn.

Playful details at the cuffs and hem are sure to make Tallat a cosy favourite

Playful details at the cuffs and hem are sure to make Tallat a cosy favourite

If you're planning your shopping list already, you'll need between 900 and 1,500 metres of chunky yarn, depending on your size. We think this would be a great woolly knit for Wovember!

Following on from Justyna's signing, Stephen West will be on the PPQ stand from 1-3pm on Saturday, and again from 12-2pm on Sunday signing copies of his latest book, WestKnits BestKnits Number 1 - Shawls.

Filled with 13 of Stephen's favourite shawl designs from the last three years, WestKnits BestKnits Number 1 - Shawls includes last year's mystery knitalong shawl The Doodler.

The Doodler: a great way to use up your many precious skeins of fingering-weight yarn

The Doodler: a great way to use up your many precious skeins of fingering-weight yarn

The book also includes more fan favourites like Exploration Station (shown on the cover), and Dotted Rays.

Simplicity in eyelets and garter stitch: Dotted Rays

Simplicity in eyelets and garter stitch: Dotted Rays

Of course the book wouldn't be complete with including patterns featuring Stephen's long-running obsession with brioche and includes the patterns for both the Askews Me Shawl and the stash-busting Briochevron Wrap.

What could make a shawl more snuggly? Brioche, of course!

What could make a shawl more snuggly? Brioche, of course!

We're incredibly excited to welcome both Justyna and Stephen to the Yarnporium and hope you'll make plans to stop by the Pom Pom Quarterly stand to say hello!

(And if you fancy expanding your own brioche skills there are a handful of spaces still available in Renée Callahan's Brioche Next Steps workshop on Sunday!)