I get Creative Knitting. I like it better than Interweave Knits. A magazine is a matter of personal choice. Interweave’s patterns are too young for me and Creative is better for me. Creative also has sizes for the larger woman and interweave seems to stop at a point and doesn’t get up into the X’s. I really like Cast On, which is the guild magazine.
I’m on my 3rd issue of Creative Knitting and I LOVE it. There are lots of things that catch my eye and I’ve marked for future consideration (I’ve got lots of projects already planned and just added some after I got my latest issue).
I’m anxiously awaiting my Interweave Knits, but I think it won’t be until the summer issue.
I tend to like KnitSimple the best. The articles are usually of interest and the patterns cute and not too tough to tackle. It’s such a personal thing – really depends on what kind of knitter you are and what appeals to your sense of style!
Knovice, I agree - it is contingent on ones individual style and skill level. I’ve received some very good suggestions (Thanks everyone!) and after reviewing these mags I’ll be better equipped to determine which one/s work best for me.
I don’t subscribe to any of the knitting magazines, but go to the library once a month and take a look at every magazine that relates to the things I’m interested in. If anything catches my eye, then I’ll buy the mag. Usually, I can find a pattern online, for free, that comes close enough.
My downfall are books about knitting. Right now, I seem to be aquiring Elizabeth Zimmerman books, and really, I don’t know how, the postman just brings them to my door!
I bought an issue of Creative Knitting and Interweave Knits, and I liked Creative Knitting better and bought a second issue. I still like CK, so I think I’m going to subscribe to it. I may still pickup IK once in a while, but personally I prefer Creative Knitting.
I subscribe to IK. Be sure to check the website frequently for pattern corrections. In fact, before you jump into a pattern, you might want to give the errors time to be corrected. I still love the magazine, errors and all.