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Old 03-29-2015, 01:36 AM
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Anyone here purchase knitting magazines?

This winter's issues seem to have a lot of scarves and cowls vs. sweater patterns (especially for men). I took a class to learn to chart garments, but sometimes I just like using someone else's pattern/idea.

Also, just to let all you knitters know, Vogue Knitting doesn't respond to emails you send; I spent three days asking for a response re my not being able to redeem my $15 in free patterns offer and their sign-in going in a loop.

I would hate to have a problem with a digital download pattern and needed assistance.

Ah, I miss well-planned websites and customer service.
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Old 03-29-2015, 02:11 AM
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Anyone here purchase knitting magazines?

I think I still have some from 1963.
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:42 PM
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Connie, get on Ravelry.com. They have all sorts of patterns, both for free and for purchase. They also have groups that revolve around just about any interest you might have. Most people I've talked to there have been friendly and helpful. It costs nothing to join
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:06 PM
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I like ravelry but it is hard to navigate in the beginning. There is also knitty.com they have lots of free patterns. It is true cowls and shawls are coming back. I think in part because of Katniss cowl in hunger games and the tv version of Outlander series.
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Shawls are coming back? Maybe I can sell some of mine, then

Connie, if you are looking for patterns in Ravelry, first sign up. The first screen to appear will have several tabs. Click 'patterns'. In the next screen type the type of pattern you want, like 'sweaters'. This will give you access to about 52,000 patterns. You can refine your search from the list on the left. Just click whatever criteria apply, like 'free', 'knit', 'worsted', etc. You can even sort by age or sex.

It's fun
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:45 AM
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rubyyarn,

Thanks! I just went there and signed up. Cool stuff!

I need to burn through some yarn.

I wonder what's with Vogue Knitting customer service... PITA
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Thanks! I just went there and signed up. Cool stuff!

I need to burn through some yarn.

I wonder what's with Vogue Knitting customer service... PITA
Have you tried phoning them? Couldn't hurt...
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:31 PM
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Just got off the phone with them, but after I spent major time trying to locate the toll-free number...

Turns out they have a registration for the free patterns, the purchase patterns AND for the magazine!! When you to the site, all you see is one main page with the options spread across the top to click on.

I got the rep that sent me the email (a woman with a man's name - to complicate matters further, . She remembered me and started to look into things; she got caught in a loop and couldn't figure it out. So she cancelled everything and said "combined" all three sign-ins, which they were in the process of doing, anyway. (Okay, my head can stop spinning, now).

The only thing that worked was the link she sent to me to register "at the store" but when I went in directly, forget it (blocked all the way).

Their site also doesn't like Internet Explorer.

Whew!
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