Knit Wit Magazine
Knit Wit Magazine
Issue 2, our first spring issue, took a turn for the pink. It was the first issue where we used a color palette to drive our editorial decisions—all inspired by our main feature, knitwear designer and CFDA finalist Ryan Roche. We visited Ryan at her home studio in upstate New York and got a peek at what inspires her incredible line of hand knit cashmere clothing. We were inspired by Sade to photograph the embroidery-on-denim trend that’s still persisting. We turned up in Brooklyn to visit friends and studio-mates Lauren Manoogian and Erin Considine. We followed Ship & Shape designer Annika Kaplan to New Mexico, where she learned the weaving techniques that have made the region famous. Pansy designer Laura Schoorl took us on a whirlwind tour of her favorite inspiration spots in San Francisco and Alex and Cat of Cave Collective interviewed each other—Interview-style—about their shared and different artistic practices. Instagram heavy-hitter Clare Nicholson styled a pop art-infused photo story and textile guru Joanna Williams told us all the books every fiber enthusiast should have on their bookshelf. Plus, inspiring knitted editorials and our usual assortment of product and trend pieces. A dose of Knit Wit in springtime, in 100 full-color pages.
Issue 7 of Knit Wit, you'll find all the engaging storytelling, interesting humans and incredible work you're used to. You'll also find something new: five original patterns developed at Knit Wit HQ with some really great designers. In celebration of their exciting new DIY developments, they rounded up some of their favorite tools and notions for a market story shot by the incredible Stephanie Gonot. A visit with the duo behind the Trash Tee, EVERYBODY.WORLD and the Tatter Textile Library in New York. Noelle Sharp of Aporta Textiles takes you along on a Navajo weaving workshop, while All Roads Studio's, Janelle Pietrzak, explores the deeply complicated and interesting world of raising Churro sheep. There is a peek at the studio of the Nike color designer turned full-time weaver, Katherine Entis. Also a meet up with Rachael Matthews, author of The Mindfulness of Knitting. Knit Wit visits the maker movement's fearless leader, Cathy Callahan in her studio. On the pattern front, there is an epic coat by Purl B's Brandi Harper, an almost-too-adorable beret by Knit Wit's pattern editor Gina Röckenwagner, a crochet minidress by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands, possibly the chicest thing to slide of a pair of needles, a sweater top and skirt set by Brittney Jean Bailey, AND finally, grunge-inspired frilly socks from Joanna Radow.
Issue 8 of Knit Wit, you will find a studio visit with the duo behind rug and fiber design company Cold Picnic, an interview with embroidery artist Victoria Villesana (her street art is incredible!), the medicinal properties of dye (seriously) with Lookout & Wonderland, a travel story to visit cochineal harvesters in the Canary Islands, three spring-y editorials featuring four original Knit Wit patterns, a studio visit with Last Chance Textiles' Lindsay Fout, an interview with artist Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, high priestess of macramé, Emily Katz, a shopping story about dye, FOUR original Knit Wit patterns, plus more!