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.
I think magazines for knitting are sometimes overlooked. People just don't think about them and yet they can be a tremendous help for knitters. They're often jam-packed with knitting information. And just browsing through one can stir up some wonderfully creative knitting ideas for your next project. Plus there's so much you can learn with the knitting tutorials and articles.
You'll find things like:
One of my favorite things to look at in a fresh new knitting 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 my knitting magazines 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 knitting 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.
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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.
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.
Knitscene is another nice magazine packed with inspiration, how-to articles and exciting knitting patterns. They even suggest more affordable yarns to use which is nice if you're budget conscious like I am. You'll also find some really neat knitting tips and tricks and I love the little knitting tutorials. And of course besides all this it's just nice looking through all the articles and pictures.
There are many, many more wonderful knitting magazines out there and you'll have to check them out. The four 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.
You may enjoy checking out some knitting books too.