Last October a friend of mine send me a direct message on Instagram with a link to Rib magazine website. 'Irina', she said, 'This is the knitting magazine focusing on men's patterns. You should submit a design. Isn't their aesthetic stunning?' I clicked the link and was immediately hooked! The magazine dedicated to men's knits? I'm in!
For me, a man in sweater looks instantly attractive. especially Aran sweater, you know? A quality sweater that properly fits is one of the most flattering garments men can wear. It adds weight to a skinny physique and streamlines a large figure. Functionally it keeps you warm while style wise it can break up the monotonous wearing of dress shirts and slacks to the office. And seeing men knitting themselves makes me happy.
Luckily, the magazine just posted a call for submission for the upcoming Navigate issue and I have submitted a few designs from which they took one!
I've decided to make a somewhat unusual construction, the yoke of this pullover works from side to side as one piece and stitches for the body are picked up across the long side of the yoke to work the body from the top down in the round. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up along the armhole and sleeves are worked in the round from the top down with caps shaped with short rows.
Editors chose the most suitable yarn for the project: O-Wool Balance (50% Wool, 50% Cotton, 130 yds/ 50 gr), the locally processed tweedy yarn in stunning Malachite color.
In a few months, I have received the package with this outstanding publication and was thrilled to see my design on its pages!
Stylists, photographers and models did a great job creating the most attractive pictures!
The Navigate issue of Rib Magazine can be purchased on their website for $15.
Photo © Devon Johnson
The individual Cayley pullover pattern is available for download through my website.