WHAT IS THIS?
WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND HERE?
WHY AM I DOING THIS?
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
AM I REALLY ALONE?
You, too, may have a lot of questions about the current state of Knit Wit. I know I did. I founded Knit Wit as a print-only magazine back in 2014. I published eight issues of the biannual book, covering people and places and objects from Australia to the Canary Islands, from backyard dyers to funded pattern startups. I worked with some of the best writers, photographers, pattern designers and illustrators around to do it. We had fun and we told beautiful stories.
We still do.
In 2018, I made the difficult decision to move the magazine online. To exist in a digital form. I wanted this incredibly high quality content to reach a larger audience. To be more accessible—easier to find, easier to bring with you. No papercuts, either. But I didn’t want the stories to fade, I didn’t want them to be ephemeral, like so many things are online, especially these days. And I didn’t want to have to change the tone, to have to shout to be heard. I still wanted the Knit Wit experience to be slow.
So, I created the membership-driven content platform you see here. Knit Wit members, you, are special people (I think so, at least)—you value storytelling, you value the work of our contributors. Through your membership, I’m able to fairly compensate some incredible talents for their work on these pages—and bring you the same, highest quality fiber-related storytelling around.
So thanks—and welcome—this is new new media, as far as I can tell. Ad-free, fairly paid and easy on the eyes and heart.