Saturday, May 21, 2005

The Bounty of the Internet

How lucky we are as knitters to have the bounty of the Internet. Not only can we communicate with each other via email, but also our blogs!!! How long I had knit and spun in isolation for many years;now thanks to cyberspace we are not alone. The Internet has also created friendships where people meet virtually which sometimes leads to face-to-face meetings.

Lately I am enjoying the bonus of free patterns. I found this small felted bag and large felted bag pattern on Knit Net. I remember when the whole Knit Net site was free, but, of course, magazine writers deserve to earn a living. I wonder if this will happen with Knitty? Check out's lovely!!!! Also Plethora of Petals....

Here is a list of Knit magazines some of which are hardcopy magazines and others online magazines:

Knit 'N Style Magazine -
Site features knitting links, message board, In The Loop classifieds, back issue catalog, shop directory, subscription information and advertising information.
Vogue Knitting -
Previews the current issue of Vogue Knitting. Each issue has styles for varied skill levels plus original fashions by top designers. Includes basics and advanced techniques.
Knitter's Review -
Free weekly email newsletter with in-depth yarn reviews, fiber information, online shop profiles, interviews, and book reviews.
KnitNet -
Online magazine offers subscription information, knitting tips and free patterns. Published six times a year.
Knitting Universe -
Includes Knitter's Magazine, free patterns, and a community forum.
Rebecca -
Includes patterns, photos and tips for knitters. Offers a list of European shops where the magazine is available to purchase.
Interweave Knits -
Official site includes subscription information, corrections and a free sock pattern.
Family Circle Easy Knitting -
Offers preview of upcoming issues, corrections and knitting instructions.
International Network of Knitters -
Publisher of magazines for hand or machine knitters.
Socks! Digest -
Quarterly publication specializing in sock patterns and articles.
Heels and Toes Gazette -
Quartley publication specializing in sock patterns.
Knitting Now -
Newsletter which publishes articles about knitters and knitting. Includes reviews, calendar of events, humor, and original patterns.

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