It's been only about a week since Devon and I publicly declared our intention to launch Rib Magazine - Knitting for men and those who knit for them. Let me tell you, if there was ever any fear or nerves about going public with the plans we've been making for quite some time they were pretty rapidly dispelled by the absolutely outpouring of support, interest, go-get-em's and Instagram hearts shared by you all.
We're very much feeling the love and support - and the pressure to live up to our commitment to bringing you the best men's knitting magazine we can. That's not to say that we won't make mistakes along the way, that there won't be hills to climb or bumps in the road - but we're committed to doing the very job best we can.
So what can you expect from Rib? Well, you can expect a high quality, well produced and written magazine with articles of interest to men who knit (and hopefully those who knit for them!), with gorgeous photography, beautiful scenery and, of course, great new patterns to knit. Each issue will follow a specific theme, one we feel will be timeless and allow you, the knitter, to revisit the patterns and content time and time again. We will be publishing Rib as a print magazine with Ravelry support for digital versions of the patterns. We hope to make Rib available to as many countries as possible.
In that context, we thought we'd share with you some of our plans for Rib - and what that means for you all. We are currently working with our amazing designers and contributors for the first issue and we're pretty set on what needs to get done between now and launch. We truly appreciate all of you who reached out with fresh ideas for content and articles and patterns - and we'll be issuing a call for submissions for Issue #2 a little later this summer. Please do hold those amazing ideas until then so you can see our vision for the next issue and can tailor your awesome ideas to meet what we're looking for.
That said, a common question we're being asked - and this is what's super gratifying to us - is "Where - and when - can I buy Rib?" Right here on this site, we'll be launching both pre-orders for individual copies along with wholesale orders for our stockist friends who might be interested in carrying the magazine for their customers. We truly want Rib to get into the hands of as many knitters - men and women alike - as possible. You'll be sure to hear more about that in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, let's enjoy the Summer heat (or Winter cool if you're Down Unda), keep those needles clicking and brains whirring and we'll be back in touch real soon. We'll be updating our Instagram feed with more behind the scenes looks at our progress from time to time - if you haven't followed us there yet, please do. If we haven't covered your specific question as yet - do feel free to drop us a line on our Contact page. We'll do our best to respond to you just as quickly as we can.
Happy knitting -
Eric and Devon