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.
Here's her message:
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
*Knit, rip*, repeat between the *s as many times as necessary.
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.
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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!