When you think of pompom makers, you probably imagine the round plastic ones around whose arms you wind your yarn until they are full. For a long time, these were the only ones I knew. For Christmas last year I was given a completely different type of pompom maker that I had never seen before: the Multipom. It allows you to make several pompoms in one go in any size you want. All you do is wind yarn around two sides of the metal frame and tie off sections of yarn.
The Multipom came with a little cotton bag for storage, and a booklet with detailed instructions and ideas. it takes a little bit of practice to know how much yarn to wind round the frame and you will most likely need to trim the pompoms a little bit, but this is a quick and easy way to make a lot of them in one go. I know this pompom maker will come in handy when I knit hats for The Big Knit again this year.
Have you come across any unusual pompom makers? I am curious to see if there is more out there that isn't as well known. Or have you even got a Multipom of your own? Let me know in the comments!