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Old 11-30-2005, 11:33 AM   #1
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OT: Magazines
Hello all you savy knitters out there..

I gotta question.. we recently got a free month subscription to Interweave Knits magazine.. and I wasn't all that impressed with some of the patterns in there..

So here's my question for you .. what magazines do you all subscribe to.. once that are beneficial..

The interweave one 99% of the patterns my wife, daughter and I all said: "I'd never wear that" .. Same thing with my wifes Crochet version..

I'm looking to subscribe to a mag that will give me good and usable patterns that I can keep around.

I think I found 2 I would do in the latest Interweave mag..

Let me know what you think.. Thanks

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Old 11-30-2005, 11:47 AM   #2
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i have only found one pattern in interweave that i loved enough to make me want to buy it. i don't have much of an interest in doing clothes at this point and i really like my projects to be easy enough that i can do them on the fly and i don't get that feeling from Interweave. I think Family Circle's Easy Knitting is probably a pretty good one.
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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You are going to get dozens of differing opinions on this for sure, as everyone has different tastes and such. <insert shameless plug here> I try to post reviews of all my magazines and such on my review blog: http://nicolethegeeksreviews.blogspot.com/

I have been buying FCEK for about 5-6 years faithfully as it has crochet patterns in it, and I wanted so bad to learn to knit. I have recently been buying Creative Knitting and so far so good with it, haven't really developed an opinion persay on it. Vogue Knitting has a few more challenging patterns in it, but some of the clothing patterns are definitely "out there". InKnitters seems to be more technical, and while the patterns are more classic styles of clothing, some are still too wonky for me. Knit.1 is a great one for the young set. I usually find one or 2 patterns in there that will look nice in more subdued colours or such. Knit It is luckily a yearly thing... not sure if I would buy this one on a regular basis, but it's a neat one to have around. The only knitting magazine I have that seems to regularly have crochet patterns in it as well {other than FCEK} is Knit.1

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Old 11-30-2005, 12:03 PM   #4
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I know this is one of those touchy subjects like.. "Which interchangeables are best"

Everyone has thier opnion.. but I'm interested in the opnions so I can go out and check out differenet mags to see which I like best at B/N .. possibly..

Yeah that's whatI got with Interweave.. it's like the designers just wanna show thier stuff off.. but I want something functional.. I will definately check out the blog .
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Old 11-30-2005, 12:45 PM   #5
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Someone needs to start a real people magazine for the more mature knitter (mature age and body shape, not experince)
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I personally subscribe to family circle knitting, it only comes out about 4 times a year. But I have ones from several years ago I still knit patterns from.
The instructions are clear, consise and fun.
Also the yarn used is usually very findable.
Heres a link to the magazine.

www.fceasyknitting.com

There is also a free peek at the upcoming magazines.
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Old 11-30-2005, 12:53 PM   #7
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Yeah I'm going to peak at this one when I hit B/N this afternoon to see what it's like.. that's the one I think I'll probably go with.. too bad it doesn't come out more often :( I like have a monthly mag
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Another vote for Family Circle Easy Knitting. I haven't seen too many patterns in the Vogue that I would knit and even less in Interweave. Knit it has some good patterns but FCEK is the only one I like enought to subscribe to.
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How much is the subscription? I couldn't find the price without signing up.
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For FCEK it was 4 issues 17.97 per year

For Creative Knitting it was 6 issues + a free issue for 19.97 / year

I'm sure there are shipping costs too
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