Knitting Magazines

Knitting magazines are a great resource for knitters of all skill levels. And as a new knitter I wanted you to consider these little gems as you learn how to knit.

Just browsing through one can stir up some wonderfully creative ideas for your next project. And there's so much you can learn with the knitting tutorials and articles.  They have things like:

  • Knitting tips and techniques
  • Tutorials
  • Knitting patterns for all skill levels (and they always note the skill level)
  • New yarns and where to buy them
  • Creative ideas (If you've hit a slump and don't know what to knit!)
  • Fashion and styles in the latest colors of the season
  • Trendy new knitting needles

One of my favorite things to look at in a fresh new magazine is what's new in yarns and the latest colors for the season. Gees I love yarn. Of course I also enjoy the ideas I get too.  If I'm not sure what to start knitting next I'll just flip through a magazine for some new ideas and inspiration. And I usually come up with something too.

And then there are times that I simply love to browse through and read one of the articles or look at the beautiful pictures.

They have loads of knitting patterns for the whole family including patterns for the home and they're clearly marked even listing the skill level which is always nice to know ahead of time.

Knitting magazines can be found in most places like grocery stores, drug stores and book stores and there's loads of new ones popping up all the time so you'll have a great selection to choose from. The next time you're out shopping pop down the magazine aisle and grab one.

A Couple of Knitting Magazines I Like:

Knit Simple - is one of my favorites. It has fun and simple patterns for the whole family, great ideas for quick knits, mini tutorials and great resources on where to shop for yarn. I actually have this magazine and I love it. The knitting patterns are very clearly marked including the skill level and range from easy to intermediate skill levels.

Creative Knitting Magazine - This is another one of my favorites. It has a great selection of clearly marked patterns that range from easy to more advanced skills. The patterns are for family and home decor. It's full of knitting tips and tutorials. And they have some great articles.

Vogue Knitting Magazine - This is a lovely magazine and I love looking through it. Their patterns are usually from top designers and range from some easy knitting patterns to more advanced patterns as well. Honestly? I don't find this magazine as beginner knitter friendly as some others are. But it's something for you to decide. Knitting instructions are in both written and chart form and there's also a nice close up of the yarn. That's a nice feature. A lot of the patterns are for women's tops and cardigans.

There are many, many more wonderful knitting magazines out there and you'll have to check them out. The three I showed you are the ones that I use and enjoy. I don't even know how many I have now but it's still nice to sift through them for ideas. 

You know what the fun thing is about them? You can cozy up on the couch with a cup of tea and get inspired by flipping through the pages.


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