I ended up getting a subscription to Interweave Knits b/c I really like their patterns and the stores near me (aka the grocery store and Target) very rarely even carry knitting magazines. If they do, they're generally nothing special. I just got my subscription tho - so the first issue they sent me, I already had bought at JoAnn's. So if anyone wants my spare copy, let me know, I'd be happy to send it to you so you can look before you buy. It's the Fall05 issue I believe. (It's a quarterly publication like Vogue Knitting - but that's ok, b/c my list of projects is already TOO long!)
the online knitting 'zines for patterns and special features, generally b/c I'm just addicted to the Internet (hah, and I used to make fun of my DH for this), but also b/c I can pick and choose what to print and add to my binder o' patterns.