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Pomp-a-Doodle – yarn without pomp and circumstance

 

Pomp and Circumstance is the march heard around the world at graduation, commencement, and convocation ceremonies. It’s a stuffy old, traditional tune.

Pomp-a-Doodle, on the other hand, is fluffy, new and fun! This novelty yarn by Red Heart comes in 22 colors and colorways, with 21 patterns/ instructions for knitting and craft projects.

 

Pomp-a-Doodle yarn was designed for children's craft projects, but it is also a knitting and crochet yarn. This is the Pink Sand colorway.
Pomp-a-Doodle yarn was designed for children’s craft projects, but it is also a knitting and crochet yarn. This is the Pink Sand colorway.

 

One of my favorite ideas for this yarn are the wreath patterns. The Christmas colorway was made for this! Even though none of the wreaths are knitted (they’re all attached with pins to a styrofoam wreath form), I would knit a strip from Pomp-a-Doodle and do my own thing.

The pattern included on the ball band is a knitted bath mat that takes 4 balls of yarn and is a modest 18″ x 22″ [45 x 56cm]. If you’ve priced a bath mat recently, you’ll know that, cost-wise, Pomp-a-Doodle stacks up quite well for a mat of this size.

 

Pomp-a-Doodle is made up of pom-poms (about 1½" [4cm] in diameter) joined by approximately 2-3" [5-7cm] of strong, flexible cord.
Pomp-a-Doodle is made up of pom-poms (about 1½” [4cm] in diameter) joined by approximately 2-3″ [5-7cm] of strong, flexible cord.

 

I chose the Pink Sand colorway and the Ice Cream colorway of Loop-it, because I wanted to see what would happen when I combined these two yarns to create a bath mat for my bathroom.

My experiment was a success – the thickness of Loop-it and the spaces between the pompoms of Pomp-a-Doodle go together nicely, as this swatch attests.

 

Loop-it makes a great base for Pomp-a-Doodle. The scale of both yarns fit together very nicely!
Loop-it makes a great base for Pomp-a-Doodle. The scale of both yarns fit together very nicely!

 

 

Check out my next post for the pattern and three ways to hem this bathmat.
Check out my next post for the pattern and three ways to hem this bathmat.

 

Check out my next post for the pattern for this bath mat, and a neat idea for a little girl’s bedroom.

 

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Giggle knitting with Loop-it leads to an adorable baby blanket

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