Handmade, Original Knits

Washington, D.C.

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Last updated on Aug 7, 2017

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Rachel Malis

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About RibAndWale

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On Etsy since 2014

modern style. handcrafted. one-of-a-kind.

My grandmother taught me how to knit at her kitchen table, starting with yarn that my mother had used on long-abandoned projects years earlier.

Fast forward a couple decades. I'm in the desert working on a degree in poetry. It's hellishly hot and the sun is always shining. As pleasant as it is, I'm homesick for chilly autumn days and squishy scarves. I drive to a craft store for some cheap yarn and re-learn how to knit off youtube tutorials, but something about it all makes me feel like I'm back in my gram's kitchen. And that feels good.

I've come a long way since that blazing Arizona day. For one thing, I'm back in DC, where I experience the joy (and trials!) of seasons. For another, my knitting has evolved, and I love inventing knew patterns and coming up with creative ways to incorporate knitting into a modern and stylish girl's wardrobe.

I originally started making accessories for my friends as gifts and upon request. I love finding special patterns that will really make the colors or textures of the yarn stand out. Everything in my shop is a one-of-a-kind piece handmade by me. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know!

I'm happy to make custom orders and follow your specific needs and desires. Knitting for others and giving something warm and soft that will keep you cozy on a cold day is a joy.

Shop members

  • Rachel

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Knitting

    Rachel's grandma taught her how to knit when she was a little girl, but she didn't really pick it up again and start making things until she was getting her Masters degree in the desert and found herself nostalgic for seasons.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Rib & Wale stocks thoughtfully crafted and creative, handmade knitwear accessories. If you're looking for an original item that you won't find in a store or at a craft fair you'll find it here.

Please read Rib & Wale's policies before purchase!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I am one (hardworking!) knitter doing my best to bring only the highest quality knits to my customers.

Rib & Wale will not be responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail.

I want you to be satisfied and delighted with your purchase! If there are any problems, please contact me through Etsy within 2 business days of receiving your item, so we can discuss a solution.

Please keep in mind that colors might appear slightly different on your computer's screen than they do in person.
I accept payment via Paypal. If you don't currently have an Paypal account you can pay through them by credit or debit card.

Please complete your payment within 24 hours of purchase.
Rib & Wale currently ships domestically and internationally. Items will be shipped within 4 business days after payment unless I'm on vacation (check out my profile for these dates). Due to the post office's limited schedule, we do not typically ship on Saturday. I will gladly combine shipping.

Shipping costs include handling. To reduce waste and my carbon footprint, I usually reuse packaging materials if possible. This helps keep the cost of packaging low for you and reduces impact on the environment.

Rib & Wale is not responsible for damages incurred during shipping unless it is specifically related to a deficiency in packaging.
Additional policies and FAQs
Regarding these handmade knits: all items should be hand washed and laid flat to dry. If you must wash in a machine, do so on gentle and never use a dryer.

Please feel free to contact me for any further questions about my products and their care.

If you want a custom-made order, please contact me directly.