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Designer Spotlight: Fiona Ellis

Today’s post is the second in our four-part Designer Spotlight series. One of the patterns featured in Issue No. 2 | Navigate with a lot of buzz is the Rigging Pullover by Fiona Ellis—and for good reason! Read on to learn more about the design, how to approach garment finishing, and what Fiona has in store for Issue No. 3 | Alchemy. What is your favorite design element in this garment? I just love the collar on this sweater. It’s so cosy. Plus worn turned up, as in the photos, it is has a lot of drama too. The shaping is achieved by working short rows. The Rigging Pullover and several other designs in the issue involve finishing tasks like seaming...

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Designer Spotlight: Annie Lupton

In anticipation of the release of No. 2 | Navigate, we are hosting a four-part Designer Spotlight series on the blog. Through these posts, you will learn more about the garments featured in the issue, as well as the individuals behind the designs. Up first is Annie Lupton, the designer of the issue’s cover sweater—the Navigate Pullover. Read on to learn more about the design's elements, optimal yarn choices for this garment, and Annie's future plans. Describe the aesthetic of the designs you create under the Boho Chic Fiber Co. brand. Is the Navigate Pullover a departure for you? With the patterns I self-publish under Boho Chic Fiber Co., I aim to create garments and shawls that have a bohemian, feminine,...

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Preview: No. 2 | NAVIGATE

We’re excited to introduce the second issue of Rib Magazine: No. 2 | NAVIGATE. In the pages of this issue, you will find designs and articles that explore the craft of knitting. We have selected garments and accessories with interesting constructions and techniques—challenges for you to navigate and adventures to embrace. Whether you are embarking on a project to learn a new skill or fine tune your craft, we hope that you enjoy the journey of creating a timeless piece for your wardrobe or a loved one’s. The issue contains eight designs (see below), as well as two articles—an insightful exploration of visible mending by Tom van Deijnen (aka Tom of Holland) and a poignant “Why I Knit” essay by...

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Update and call for contributions

Where the heck has the summer gone? It was a brilliant, hot (some may say TOO hot) Summer here in the Northern hemisphere but that didn't deter us and our amazing designers from working too many rows of knitting to count - all in the efforts of our first issue!  So where are we? Well, we finished the principle photography just over a week ago and have moved into the editing and production phase. We are also just finalizing our test knitting and tech editing - along with all the business side of things like contracts, suppliers, advertisers and printers. Its absolutely been a joy working with everyone involved in Rib thus far and we're incredibly excited to share the...

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On to the next phase!

Phew! Talk about a bundle of nerves! Will the tech work? (it did). Will the system let us down? (Not yet anyway). Did I make a spelling mistake? (I did - but Devon caught it. That's called teamwork.) Do I have spinach in my teeth? (You'd tell me, right?) Today marks the start of the next phase of launching Rib - opening pre-orders to all of you! Its a pretty simple thing - a few clicks of the mouse or taps on the screen and next thing you know you're in queue for your very own copy of Rib. For our fabulous local yarn shops, if you'd like to get in the action we're nearly ready to take your orders as...

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