Fiber Fun Friday – New Issue, New Ideas and the Ten-Year Legacy of Creative Knitting
Get ready, get set, it's the weekend!

Get ready, get set, it’s the weekend!

On this edition of Fiber Fun Friday, I’m excited to announce that the digital version of the 2014 autumn issue of Creative Knitting magazine is now available online. You can view highlights from the current issue here.

If you’re a subscriber, you’re probably holding a copy in your hands as you read this, and for those of you who are newsstand goers, you’ll see the new issue appear the second week of July.

Creative Knitting magazine, autumn 2014.

Creative Knitting magazine, autumn 2014

The very first issue of Knitting World, December, 1978 and the premier issue of Creative Knitting, September, 2004

The very first issue of Knitting World, December, 1978 and the premier issue of Creative Knitting, September, 2004

It was just a decade ago that Creative Knitting began with a mission that knitting should be easy for everyone and today that legacy still continues!

This autumn issue marks the 10th anniversary of Creative Knitting magazine, and you’ll get the chance to take a trip back in time to see what it was like in the early days.

While I was planning this issue, I was reminded of my own knitting origins and back to the time when my passion started—to that little girl who was so curious by what Grandma was knitting. Little did my grandmother know that this was one of the greatest gifts she had given me, helping to pave the way for my exciting journey ahead.

When was your passion for knitting ignited?

We can all remember the first pivotal moment in our early knitting experience. Mine was at The Yarn Connection, a little shop that once existed on Madison Avenue, in New York City. I was holding a pair of #7 Susan Bates aluminum needles and knitting with off-white worsted-weight wool. I can’t recall the brand of yarn, but I do remember the tiny swatch I was making, which consisted of only 12 stitches, so that I could get the hang of knitting a few rows. Then, on that very same swatch, I learned how to purl. It was a brisk autumn evening many years ago, and it was the spark that started it all.

When did you first discover your passion for knitting?

When did you first discover your passion for knitting?

Do you have a special story about how you first discovered knitting and how it became a passion?

I’d love to hear from you! Add  your comments to this post or contact me at: Editor@CreativeKnittingMagazine.com. Your story may appear on the pages of Creative Knitting or this blog.

3 Responses to Fiber Fun Friday – New Issue, New Ideas and the Ten-Year Legacy of Creative Knitting

  1. Linda says:

    I just got my copy of the latest issue, and I love the Irresistibly Darling Cardigan. Only problem is, my 11-year-old would like one, and I would like to try one in my size, too! Do you know of any place that gives directions on re-sizing patterns like that?

  2. Jackie Ott says:

    My mother tried to teach me to knit as a child, but I couldn’t get close enough to see what she was doing, without getting in the way! So I quit trying. In college, I thought it was pretty silly that I could crochet, sew, tailor a suit, cross stitch, but couldn’t knit. I bought a book for teaching kids to knit with pictures that took up half the page, one step per page, and found I could do it and that I love it.

    Nowadays, nearly 40 years later, I’m addicted again, thanks in part to your magazine. I will knit practically anything, and try most stitches or techniques. The only limitation I have is the same as when I started – seeing small things. That usually isn’t a problem, except when I find a pattern in Creative Knitting, but there is only a chart! Totally frustrating, because I can’t see it at all!

    But, love it anyway – keep it up, just don’t forget the written pattern instructions!

    • Kara says:

      Hi Jackie,
      What a great story, and I’m happy to hear that Creative Knitting has helped you along the way!

      In regards to charts– every pattern in Creative Knitting that has a chart, is always accompanied by the written text as well. We never publish a pattern without both. Was there a specific pattern that you noticed only a chart? Please let me know and I’ll look into that.

      Thanks again for getting in touch!

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