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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

mmmore in the

the b-Marie colorway

And, knitted up into the Ribby Pulli, Scout’s Swag became one of the most awesome garments ever – beautiful subtle gradiations – little or no pooling. Below you see, on top – the b-Marie colorway and on the bottom, Double Door.


All in all a most worthy first Runway Strut!
Thank You Scout!!!
…read more about Scout’s adventure here


We had a great time in Wicker Park shooting this series! You can see what our Runway is really all about – sidewalk, streetside, urban, chic.

Most of the Ribby Pulli pictures were shot in front of the Double Door Lounge (with its security *garage door* in place – even at 1pm – because its a Late Night kind of place). Ariann was shot in front of my old house on Schiller, right across from Wicker Park. CeCe – in the empty fountain in the park; the Felted Bucket Hat on the corner of North & Damen Sts.

Everything was a stone’s throw from the Blue Line Elevated train station.


…including this view of another take on the Ribby Pulli – a short-sleeved hooded version –
instructions also included in the pattern.


28 responses to “Wednesday, January 17, 2007”

  1. Tracey says:

    I LUV the kangaroo pocket! I am dying to get my hands on this pattern. These pics are great, very chic and urban, I think the whole thing compliments the patterns perfectly.

  2. Deanna says:

    I love how you’ve morphed one pattern into so many different garments.

  3. Jewel says:

    Love it! Is this pattern available only printed or are you going to have it available via download too?

  4. MaryM says:

    This post reminds me how much I LOVE the hooded version — gotta gettit into the closet!

  5. Bonne Marie says:

    THANK YOU!!!

    I love my City; I love its streets…

    [The Ribby Pulli will be available only as a hard copy brochure…]

  6. Bets says:

    Love it — thanks Bonne!

  7. 3 comments:

    I miss Chicago.

    The sleeve length on the short-sleeve is making me buy the pattern.

    What brand jeans is she wearing? They look great!

  8. Mary Collins says:

    I love your new yarn/take on the old pattern. That’s the thing about knitting. Go back to favorites and reinterpret them. Love, love, love the shortsleeved version too. Well done!

  9. margene says:

    Scout’s dyeing up some yarn for me now! I can’t wait for my own Ribby Pulli.

  10. Robin says:

    I liked the info about where you did the photo shoots – I think the pictures that I’ve seen look very professionally and nicely done. The model is beautiful and wears the designs perfectly.

    If the Ribbi Pulli will only be available in hard copy, when/where can we buy it?

  11. Leah says:

    Couldn’t be more perfect. I’ll miss the convenience of the download though.

  12. scout says:

    No thank YOU!

  13. Kristy says:

    Love the Ribby Pullover, and the yarn is fab! Can’t wait to make this beauty!

  14. Kristy says:

    Love the Ribby Pullover, and the yarn is fab! Can’t wait to make this beauty!

  15. lisa says:

    Love it. It is a shame you don’t have a Canadian store us Canucks can buy from, because the shipping costs are more than the pattern.

    When you do, let me know = because I would LOVE to knit this sweater – both versions too.

  16. Karen says:

    I look forward to making this a lot! Now to decide which version I am going to make first…

  17. Wanda says:

    I’m definitely going to have to have this pattern. It’s just beautiful B-M.

  18. gwen says:

    [The Ribby Pulli will be available only as a hard copy brochure…]

    Ah! So, does that mean we have to get it from Scout? Or will you be offering it for sale here at Chicknits as well?

  19. Gaile says:

    I’m more of a cardi gal, but I love this sweater, especially the shorter sleeve version. (hmmm… I can see adding a zipper to the front …)

    I also like your taking something you’ve done before and changing it up. It’s definitely a classic!

  20. amisha says:

    ok, this confirms it… you are a knitting goddess! love love the ribby pulli, and *love* the hooded version!
    i just finally ordered a zipper for my black ribby cardi and just in time for a little cold spell too… you are keeping my needles busy :)

  21. jessica says:

    I love the pulli – how can your international fans get to own this pattern though? Will it really not be available as a download?

  22. carrie says:

    Wow. I love what the variegated yarn did in that sweater, and the pulli looks so current, I’d be proud to wear it. Great work!

  23. Bonne Marie says:

    Thanks so much! I loved the whole process of this, from start to finish and it was fun to write about, too, with Scout.

    The Pattern is being distributed by other vendors exclusively – think local yarn store – or in Scout’s case, online store – as a hard copy brochure.

    If you’d like to see it in your LYS, ask them to email me at and I’ll send them a catalog! :)

  24. Jennifer says:

    I love that little short sleeved number!

  25. Norma says:

    Another hit for Bonne Marie! Way to combine variegated yarns to make them work. My problem with sweaters in variegateds is they remind me too much of the sweaters I used to love to wear in 8th grade. But this is fabulous, breaking them up like that.

  26. elisabeth says:

    Please. Stop. Tempting. Me.

    I HAVE the original Ribby Cardi on the needles now, in chocolate brown cascade 220 thank you v. much.

    I HAVE CeCe first on the waiting list for spring knits in a lovely pink Calmer, that was once slated for Audrey, a knit fantasy if ever there was one.

    AND, I have the yarn for Ariane, a lovely red in the now discontinued Rowan Magpie.

    Design something ugly will ya. And stop tempting me.

  27. Carol says:

    When 2 great artists meet….

  28. Lisa says:

    I currently have Ce-Ce on the needles working on the first sleeve. I’m loving the Ribby pulli and wanting to purchase the pattern. Am fairly new to your site and would like to know how to find this pattern. Don’t have real yarn shops close so I purchase online mostly.

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