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soozeq
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2007 06:45:33 PM »

They're threatening to cancel their subscriptions over a pattern for a knit thong? *boggles*

Maybe one, some threatened to cancel it because of the new layout.

I just read the thread over there, and some who were ranting about it changed their minds after actually seeing the magazine. Let's face it, some issues of just about any magazine have patterns we don't care for - think knitty and magknits. And the new layout is only a change, it may take some time to get used to it, but you may like it after a couple more issues. I haven't seen it yet, but I know I look at magazines for the patterns, not the layout design.

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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2007 07:29:02 PM »

I like the old layout, but i also like some of the new layout, like having pictures of the pattern in the corner of each page that particular pattern is in. Makes it easier to find the pattern you want witn out looking for the page number. I love the entrelac socks and the dollar and a half cardigan.also, WAY too many ads. and did anyone notice that an ad cut the entrelac tutorial in half? I was using it ,turned the page,and it like wtf? theres this two page ad for some book club. That was annoying.It's rather stupid to get upset over a thong.I mean, whats the point? you don't like it ,you don't HAVE to make it. It is not being forced onto your needles.Me,I would't touch it with a ten foot pole. But am I whining about its existence? No. I like that green top though.and the shrug. And Wenlan Chia's book.
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soozeq
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2007 08:32:10 PM »

Not to mention that the thong pattern is a download in the staff picks section anyway. Though I guess there's a couple pages with pictures, but still...

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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2007 08:50:11 AM »

I got mine on Friday too- and I like the new layout! 

It's nice that there is a color photo in the top corner of EVERY page of each pattern, so you know what you're looking for. 

I also like how each "pattern author" gives some bulleted tips for each pattern in the directions.  I like color schemes used also, although that may just be what colors they used for this issue versus a new layout thing. 

I'm drawn to the dollar and a half cardigan, but I'm unsure how a cardigan with horizontal stripes on one side of the front and a big cable down the other side of the front would look when I actually wore it. 
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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2007 09:52:22 AM »

That Knitter's Review thread blew my mind. It's amazing how upset (one woman was "in tears", people saying that it ruined theor day) people can get.

I don't get what the big deal is - I think it looks good.
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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2007 07:42:44 PM »

That Knitter's Review thread blew my mind. It's amazing how upset (one woman was "in tears", people saying that it ruined theor day) people can get.

Another person said she felt as though a close friend had died. Died?? Can you believe that? It is a freaking knitting magazine, people!   Roll Eyes

I'm not crazy about how the large pictures are grouped together away from the instructions, but it's just a personal preference. Somehow it feels like the "oohing and aahing" part of looking at the new issue is much shorter now because I see all the designs very quickly instead of having several pages of instructions between each one. But really, that's just something I'll have to get used to. I think the way the instructions are formatted now is actually much nicer looking and easier to follow.
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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2007 10:38:42 PM »

I agree with those that don't care for the new format. It seems like they have become less artsy and more like all the other knitting mags out there (format wise). Maybe someone should send them the link to this thread.
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« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2007 06:05:58 AM »

Many people complained that a lot of the pictures had that artsy out of focus look which made it difficult to see the stitch pattern or detail on some of the pieces. From what I hear, this new design does away with that.

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« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2007 09:35:31 AM »

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Many people complained that a lot of the pictures had that artsy out of focus look which made it difficult to see the stitch pattern or detail on some of the pieces. From what I hear, this new design does away with that.
Yes! Thank you - I was trying to figure out why I liked the pictures better this time, and I bet that's it. I really felt like I could see the garments better, and that's probably why.

Unrelated to the layout (but related to this issue):
Hubby was flipping through this issue (tmi: apparently he'll read anything left in the bathroom) and he specifically pointed out to me that he liked Eunny's socks (good taste!). He thought they'd look really cute with a short jean skirt come summer, and that I should make them. Twist my arm Wink

Also (little brag here) he recognized that they were made using the same technique as the Lady Eleanor shawl (which I made for my grandmother for Christmas). It amuses me when he pays attention Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2007 09:46:23 AM »

Also (little brag here) he recognized that they were made using the same technique as the Lady Eleanor shawl (which I made for my grandmother for Christmas). It amuses me when he pays attention Smiley

Haha, that's great. My BF didn't even notice that my Danica, Lady E, and entrelac blanket are all the same technique with out having it pointed out to him. Lol. He's obviously *very* perceptive. Wink
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