Creative Knitting is a nice approachable knitting magazine; their tagline is "Knits With a Timeless Twist." According to their website, they've been around since 1979, and were the first all-knitting magazine. Each issue of Creative Knitting is full of wearable, straightforward patterns, with skill levels ranging from beginner to expert. The style of the patterns tends towards classic and traditional, with a touch of current knitting and yarn trends.
Creative Knitting's newsstand price is about $6, with a very reasonable subscription rate of about $22 per year. You can also get the magazine digitally as an instant download. It comes out at least 6 times a year.
Creative Knitting is owned by DRG, an American craft publisher in Berne, Indiana.
Kara Gott Warner is the editor of Creative Knitting magazine. You can see Kara's knitting designs on Ravelry.
Designs by Megan Goodacre
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|Creative Knitting November 2011 is out!|
Fall is a great time for knitters isn't it? That snap in the air, leaves rustling, and new magazines! I haven't seen it in person yet, but this issue of Creative Knitting looks great so far. You can tell the colour palette of this issue was designed very carefully, all the projects complement each other so nicely. Creamy taupes, rich reds and browns, and a few cool deep blues to bring it all together. Lovely. I got a chance to use Universal Yarn's Deluxe Worsted for my Arbutus Jacket, in "white ash", "brown sugar" and "bronze brown." I'm a sucker for good colour names. Deluxe Worsted was really nice to work with, very smooth. And excellent value, 220 yards for $7.
Arbutus is a nice easy knit, a cropped A-line jacket, with seed stitch bands and slip-stitch colour work, wide cuffs, asymmetrical front closure, generous hood. I'd love to see how a different colour palette changes the jacket.
|Sneak Peek: new magazine coming out tomorrow...|
Keep an eye out for this special edition of Creative Knitting titled Techniques, Tips & Tricks. I'm going through an advance copy right now, and it is densely packed with how-to's and visual instructions: buttonholes, pockets, colourwork, knitting in the round, cable knitting, seaming, mosaic knitting (that's where you can find my design, there's a little sneak peek of it on the right just under the magazine title). I'll post a little more tomorrow... If you're super keen, you can get it in pdf format at Annie's Attic. 130 pages with no ads!