We gots us some contests!
Summer is all about having fun, and Knitty is doing
our part. We're giving stuff away! We have a brand
new contest in partnership with Tom
Bihn bags. Visit our contests
page and make sure to enter...you could win
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Now, let's get down to business.
Well, it IS still fun in Knittyland,
but we are loving the slight change in atmosphere
having a bunch of men around has created. We have
met a whole bunch of new guys in putting together
this issue, and we hope they stay.
The Man Issue idea came from the fertile mind of
Jillian Moreno, our catalyst. We envisioned it as
a way to give the guys who love knitwear something
to wear that wasn't boring. Something more like
the rest of Knitty's patterns.
But as the submissions came in,
it became almost instantly apparent that there was
a huge contingent of men who knit. And they're really
It's quite pompous of knitting women to assume knitting
is all about us. Because let me tell you, sisters,
it ain't. There may be more of us at the moment,
but knitting men are everywhere. Some of us are
married to them. Some of us are friends with them.
And a lot of them are friends with each other...just
like women hang together to knit and chat, the guys
do the same thing. Cool knit shops like The
Point in New York have boy-only knitting nights
where a knitting-newbie-man will feel no embarrassment
in asking for help casting on or cabling. Not that
they should be embarrassed, but every new knitter
I've ever met is highly self conscious until they
get the hang of things. I can't imagine that being
the only guy in a room of women wouldn't add a little
extra pressure to their learning experience.
Guy knitters are multiplying,
and people are finally noticing. I have it on good
authority that at least two major publications [only
one of them knitting focused] will also be turning
their attention to men who knit before the year
We like guys; guys who knit, doubly