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Old 03-28-2006, 03:07 PM   #1
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Question about knitting magazines
A knitting librarian friend of mine asked me about knitting magazines.
I'm not of any help in that area, so I thought I'd ask for input here.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions and/or opinions.
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Question: Do you subscibe to any knitting magazines?
The library has some extra money in the periodicals
budget and it is possible that we could use it for a
craft magazine. I have heard good things about
"Interweave Knits" but I have never seen an issue so I
don't know how good it is. Do you have any
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:13 PM   #2
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Interweave is would be my first choice to subscribe to. After that, Vogue Knitting. I would be so if my library had knitting magazines!!
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Old 03-28-2006, 03:51 PM   #3
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I don't subscribe to any (yet) but was also wondering about this. What is the best knitting magazine for a beginner?
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Old 03-28-2006, 04:51 PM   #4
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I think Creative Knits is excellent for a wide range of knitters--lots of variety and difficulty levels. I love Interweave Knits, too, but it's only 4 per year. Vogue is ok, but I guess most of the patterns are not my style.
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:11 PM   #5
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The first knitting magazine that ever inspired me to try something other than a scarf was Knit It! I've made several patterns from that magazine and liked them all. I ordered a Vogue knitting mag. and it scared me a little, so I changed to Knit Simple, which I think I'm going to get more use out of. If you want to appeal to people just learing I'd say go for something basic and more simple than Vogue - if my first attempt was a pattern from them I'd have given up!
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:35 PM   #6
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I subscribe to Creative Knits and like it a lot. It's good for all range of knitters. I sometimes buy Simple Knits, too. I might subscribe to that one soon, too.

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Old 03-28-2006, 06:33 PM   #7
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I'm with Interweave & Vogue :D
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I love interweave, but I don't think it comes out often enough :( THey do have terrific patterns, tho.

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Old 03-28-2006, 10:33 PM   #10
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I like Creative Knitting, Family Circle Easy Knitting, Knit.1., Knit It!, and Vogue Knitting.

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