Hello, Rib Magazine.

Yes, we’re really starting to feel like a bookstore – another new magazine has landed here at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop! Meet Rib, a magazine for men who knit and those who knit for them.

There are far more knitting patterns published with women in mind than men, which is a real shame. Rib is working to change that, and fills its pages with patterns and articles of interest to male knitters, who so rarely see themselves reflected in craft magazines.

The theme of this issue is Navigate, which conjures sailing and guernseys, among other things, and the patterns and articles within interpret that theme in a variety of ways.

The cabled pullover on the cover is made with one of our favorites, Fibre Company Cumbria Fingering – a perfect yarn for showing off stitch patterns, especially in such a dark color. I spotted two projects for Brooklyn Tweed yarns, which always seem to catch my eye; the brioche scarf above is made with the DK weight Arbor, and the two-tone sweater below, with the worsted weight Shelter.

Look for Rib on the teacart here at the shop, amidst piles of exciting new publications for all kinds of knitters!

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