May 2007


SoHo Publishing Company

  • 233 Spring Street, 3rd Floor
  • New York, NY

(212) 937-2554


$5.99 per issue per year

abc From the publishers of Vogue Knitting comes knit. 1, a magazine xyz for anyone interested in knitting trendy, hip and quick projects! With a bold blast of color and easy-to-read patterns, this isn’t your momma’s knitting magazine. abc Knit.1 xyz is geared towards the young knitter on the go, featuring patterns using large needles and bulky yarns that knit up quickly into finished garments. The patterns also feature widely available inexpensive yearns, making the projects perfect for college students or knitters who want hip looks on a budget. Every issue has an overall theme. The “art” issue featured designs inspired by Frida Kahlo, the mod style of Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein. The “travel” issue encompasses everything from a stylized flight attendant’s dress to an Icelandic capelet.
abc Knit.1 xyz is more than just patterns, though. The magazine offers well-illustrated basic knitting instructions, technique tips, and color advice. Confused by cables? The “tv” issue offers a section on “basic cable.” A pirate-inspired collection reveals to how construct romantic ruffles and knit sea-worthy stripes.
Not a knitter? There are still reasons to pick up this magazine: past issues have included interviews with Kara Janx (of abc Project Runway xyz fame) and Isaac Mizrahi. Product reviews, books reviews, and even knitting horoscopes round out this glossy, and ads are kept to a minimum.
abc Knit.1 xyz is a balanced magazine that’s all fun and fashion unlike other droll knitting magazines with soccer-mom cardigans. Grab some needles and the latest issue of this magazine and whip up a new outfit in no time!

Reviewer: Rachel Clarke, FIDM Library Staff Member