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« on: October 17, 2006 03:41:26 PM »

Hey, has anyone else seen the Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts magazine? I was browsing through it last night at Barnes and Noble. I saw a few things in there that I liked, but I never know if it's worth spending $8 on a magazine (since I am cheap!). Has anyone purchase it and thought they got their moneys worth? I mean, it's nothing unexpected, except maybe the pears, but they look like good patterns.
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2006 06:15:50 PM »

I'm a craft mag addict myself, and when I looked through the previews of it on the site:
http://www.interweave.com/knit/special_issues/gifts_preview.asp

I can't say that there is anything there that makes it a "must have" edition of the magazine.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006 08:37:57 AM »

I was also looking through it last night at B&N. Weird! I had the same reaction, too, pretty much. If it was cheaper, I'd be more interested. Most of the stuff that interested me were the hand/wristwarmers, of which there were several. And you can find free patterns for those all over the place. Plus, I don't think they really had thumb gussets, so they're really easy to just make up, too.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006 04:24:10 PM »

Most of the patterns in in other issue or books by IK.

that being said, there are some cute patterns.  But:

-some of the yarns the patterns call for has been discontinued (they give subs but I dont think they mention its a sub).  same for some colorways.

-the pear pattern (and the snowman stocking pattern in particular) have directions that make the knitting and finishing much more work then they have to be.

Not to dissuade you. since I do like a lot of the patterns in it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006 05:37:27 PM »

Yes, I was pretty disappointed because most of the patterns are ones I already have in my back issues of Interweave Knits. I guess I should have looked closer before I bought it! Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2006 05:20:43 PM »

yeah, i think you all are confirming what i sorta felt. must of the stuff i was drawn to make are pretty much patterns you can get for free. there wasn't anything in there that was worth buying the whole magazine for. too bad. although i got some creative ideas.
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006 06:38:05 PM »

does anybody know anything about the sweater in the now and zen yarns ad with the horses on it, all heraldric like? It's mostly green and white with (maybe) some red and black at the edges. It totally looks impossible and so on, but the pants is all into medieval and old french lit, so I MUST KNOW about this sweater. Thank you.
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