Issue 6 : JUST IN! from the ladies at Knit Wit:
We're so ready to bring on the vibrancy of summer here at Knit Wit HQ, so we rounded up our favorite cast of full spectrum characters for a big ol' explosion of color. We stopped by two knitwear designers who are most definitely not afraid of color (even though they're both New Yorkers, go figure): Gina Röckenwagner of Poppy + Pima and Lindsay Degen of DEGEN. We also caught up with Sam Barsky, intarsia connoisseur and bonafide breaker of the Internet. We visited NIDO in Argentina and Osei Duro in Ghana, for some on-location heatstroke (and, lest we miss the point, truly unbelievable clothing lines). We went deep with two lovers of indigo, visiting The New Denim's Project's recycling facility in Guatemala City and gaining insight into the infinite creativity of fashion-turned-textile design Gregory Parkinson. Blair Stocker, wunder-quilter and author of the newly released Wise Craft Quilts also shared the story (and the pattern!) for her wildly and colorfully tessellated Willy Loman Quilt (you're going to want to check that out).
NOTE FOR CRAFTERS: There are three knitting patterns featured in this issue of Knit Wit, along with the quilt pattern mentioned above.
Issue 5 : Includes a personal essay on Slow Fashion + how-to guide by Fringe Supply’s Karen Templer • A trip to Bali to visit the Canaan boutique, which fosters an incredible local community of artisans in and around their shop • A studio visit with Misha + Puff designer, Anna Wallack • A visit to Audrey Louise Reynolds’ Redhook house and dye studio • AND… an inspiration-sourcing hike and studio visit with this issue’s cover girl: Janelle Pietrzak of All Roads Studio
Issue 4 : Here, the team at Knit Wit celebrate all things fiberous en plein air. Coverstar, Maura Ambrose, grows or forages all the dyes with which she creates fabric from hand-stitched quilts. Meanwhile, in the very southern tip of India, Industry of All Nations gets a lesson in ancient resist-dyeing techniques using humble nails and wax. In Australia, twin sisters (and stitchers) Maricor/Maricar create vibrant embroidery, always with a playful wink. In the well, Hilary Walsh takes her new line Doen out for a spin with some friendly alpacas in California. All in all, an issue worthy of your beach bag, your knapsack or anywhere the summer might take you.
Issue 3 : With fashion editorials drawing inspiration from Blair Witch to Caravaggio, the images in issue three are rich, moody and dark. Knit Wit caught up with artist Ben Cuevas, who explores anatomical themes in his sculptural knit pieces; they shot a shearling and hides trend story riffing on fashion’s nomadic moment; then followed a San Francisco creative director and budding fiber entrepreneur on her relocation from Silicon Valley to a ranch in Idaho. As days are shorter and nights are longer, as we live our lives in the darkness and the unseeable—issue 3 is an exploration of that space..
Issue 2 : This time, they contend than fiber love isn’t just for snuggly, wooly seasons, as they explore the palettes, textures and decidedly active energy of summertime fiber arts. From dye gardens to swimwear (seriously!), Knit Wit is shining a little (sun)light on the season.
Issue 1 : The inaugural print of the publication. Featuring psychedelic plush sculptress Elena Stonaker, color explosion with Ban.do’s Jen Gotch and photographer Laure Joliet, a chilly jaunt on a wintry Syndey beach with model-knitter-spinner Rachel Rutt, behind the scenes look at Wool And The Gang in London, “rebel yogi” Tara Stiles, a weaving adventure with the Kitchen Witch, Jess Schreibstein, deep in the heart of Oaxaca, gift guide, fashion editorials and more.
Knit Wit is a biannual, print-only magazine about fiber art, textiles and the people who put it all together. Editor Zinzi Edmundson and Art Director Gigi Jack constructed a place where readers can dive into the dynamic and rich world of contemporary fiber and textiles; for enthusiasts, masters or newcomers.
Interior magazine images courtesy of Lena Corwin.