I TOLD you all I had a lot of stuff to giveaway!
I was gifted with an iPad this past Mother’s Day, and the more I use it, the more I wonder how I did without it! I keep my pattern charts on it, do my email, write my blog and – best of all – carry around DOZENS of full color knit & crochet magazines and books. It’s a beautiful thing!
As much as I’d love to give away an iPad (or a kindle, or some other e-reader type of gizmo) I can’t. My giveaway budget isn’t quite large enough to make that kind of magic happen. Sad trombone.
Please note, Apple, that I would be HAPPY to give away
ANY product you’d like me to, call me…
HOWEVER I can give away a magazine subscription to the fabulous new knitting e-magazine, Knit Edge
NOTE: YOU DO NOT REQUIRE AN IPAD TO READ KNIT EDGE, IT’S AVAILABLE IN PDF FORMAT!
Knit Edge is published by Cooperative Press, and the first issue features my rainbow sweater, Lopi Pride*.
I’m very excited to be part of Knit Edge, and look forward to future issues!
So here’s the thing, you can WIN a one year subscription to Knit Edge (3 issues, not including issue #1) by simply leaving a comment below and telling me WHAT you would most like to see in a knitting magazine that you’re not seeing now.
I’ll pick one winner at random, and announce it on Wednesday around dinner time (how’s THAT for vague?)
If you ‘re not the lucky winner, fear not! You can still be a winner…
Use the code “modeknit” when ordering Knit Edge and receive $1 off a yearly subscription. You have until July 31 to take advantage of this code.
Additionally, one other lucky person, also chosen at random, who subscribes to Knit Edge and uses the code “modeknit” when checking out, will have their entire subscription fee refunded. Too cool, huh?
Three ways to win!
So it’s not exactly an iPad, but it’s nothing to sneeze at, either!
*The pattern for Lopi Pride will be available for individual purchase at my website, anniemodesitt.com, this Fall
59 thoughts on “Knit Edge Subscription Giveaway!”
Excited to experience this.
I would like color work that challenges without becoming a massive project that’s too big to haul around or too daunting to finish. Color affection has been a great success and I think it’s because it keeps your visual I retest without taxing your brain so much that you can’t watch a movie
what I would like to see in a knitting magazine that I don’t see now is a blending of all the the magazines. Some are too artsy – patterns are beautiful, but not practical for the average reader. Some are too blah and practical – not necessarily easy, but not worth the effort, designs I wouldn’t be caught in if you paid me. Also, many of the patterns are made with gorgeous yarns that are hard to find and harder to afford, especially if you have to knit a larger size. Lastly, yarn requirements in weight and yardages (some magazines do this, some don’t), so yarn substitution is easier for those hard to find yarns.
LOL I don’t ask too much
An awesome thing for free! I will always sign up for such things.
I forgot! Publish it in Kindle form, not just for the I pad!
I love my iPad too ( much)! I also love knitting and am always looking for that one pattern to get my needles going! I would like to see more how-to for shawls.
Would love to win a subscription!
I would like to see more patterns for smaller projects (less sweaters) and also patterns designed for non-wool yarns.
Hi thanks for chance! As a design student I really love any techniques and design articles some if available mags used to have some but they are few and far between now !
Hey–if you think it’s a good magazine, I will give it a go. So kind of you to do a giveaway.
Hmmm, more on interesting and not commonly found knitting techniques?
More patterns that go into plus sizes!
I really love how all the different magazines on the market offer something different, their own “voice.” I think that the possibilities are endless, so I look for new publications to add the undefinable to the market, a unique voice that lends a new, fresh look to this craft we know as a lifestyle.
I would like to see more classic designs, with classic wool yarns. I like stranded knitting, Fair Isle, lace. So much of what I see in many magazines now seems to be targeted to 20 something’s. I, unfortunately, am not 20 something anymore.
I would love to see more how-to construction and design articles. I’m a new designer and I would live more guidance.
Well, I’d really like to see more projects aimed at intermediate knitters who are short on time. I love IK but find I never knit anything in it. But I knit all the time! Surely there’re are others who want to knit sweaters for themselves and friends or family without spending six months on them. I like the complex project as well, but really only do small ones. Other than that I love features on designers and techniques.
On first glance through your post, I for a second thought you WERE giving away an ipad! Boy, did that get me excited. But a subscription to KnitEdge is a nice prize too, if not quite up to iPad standards :^)
I love really in-depth technique and history of knitting articles. A lot of magazines seem to be mainly patterns, with a few articles that just brush the surface of a technique or the history of a style of knitting. I often find myself thinking, “Well, that was an interesting teaser, where’s the meat of the article?”, but that’ll be all there is.
An article about how to construct the perfect book-holder for knitting at the same time. ‘Cause audioBooks can only go so far…..
I would like to see more technique – quite tricky for left handers when there’s limited instruction available
I’d love to see more in depth articles to help with techniques that have different methods such as short rows and cast ons and bind offs.
I’d like to see garments modeled in such a way that we can really see what the garment looks like, including both front and back poses! Thanks for doing the give-away!
I would like to see more patterns w/ larger sizes & more help w/ substitutions.
Would like to see something on ways to update vintage patterns. I got the skeleton issue of KNIT EDGE and it’s great!!!
Id like to see bigger sizes in patterns and modelled on REAL people to show what they look like. A range of sizes and details on what body shape they will fit best.
More articles on techniques with in depth explanations and historical info. MOST of all, I would like to see articles aimed at adults, not twee “knit this fabulous tween wrist warmer” full of spelling mistakes & poor editing.
I’m absolutely looking forward to a magazine edited by Shannon again, it’s something we’ve sorely missed in the UK
I love those little glimpses at knitting in art they have in IK, but would like to see something modern, too, like a focus on the appearance of crafts in pop culture / media, become a regular feature.
I would love to win a subscribtion to Knit Edge – I know there’s an i-pad somewhere in my future 🙂
So many of the previous comments have voiced my wish list…front/back views, more size modifications, smaller projects (esp for pricey yarn patterns). I would also like to see a given technique covered in depth with a pattern to practice/use it on.
I would love to see more images of knitted items on different body types. I am a bit chunky, but shapely, and would love to see more models that reflect todays woman, and not just the sleek, overly thin, young girls. (although, they are beautiful too!)
Thank you for you generosity–with this give away, and with all you have done to help new designers. Knitting clearly improves people (me for one!) and you, by your example!
I would like to see more one skein projects that aren’t shawls. I’d also like them in electronic format for Nook, not all of us are Apple people (though I’d love and iPad). I’d also like to see patterns for garments in a wider range of sizes.
Thanks for the contest! I’d like to see patterns that go into the plus sizes, but aren’t just a sizing up without thought. I still see shoulders for a linebacker when I only have a large bust and stomach. I’d also like to see more interesting stitch patterns that include manipulation of the stitches (worked out of order, etc.).
I just ordered an iPad online,can’t wait to get it.
I love patterns with charts and line by line instructions. I have fibro too and just cannot process charts.
I would like to see more knitting with handspun and more international takes
Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! In magazines I’d love ot see more handbag/accessory patterns & also plus size patterns that have more shaping.
Hmmmm I guess what I’d like to see in a knitting magazine is (are) projects that you could make in the yarn suggested without you know spending $100 for a scarf. I’ve never had a magazine on my ipad (I’m new at this), so it would be fun to win.
Cool giveaway! Would like to see all magazines list yarn fiber type, weight, and yardage at the beginning of each pattern.
I would really like to find a good cardigan for the pear shaped. My shoulder and chest are at least a full size smaller than my hips and the current trend for mostly unbuttoned cardigans simply emphasizes the belly and hips and nonexistent chest and shoulders. Now that I’m middle aged and overweight it’s even worse. So something cute that flatters my shape, draws attention to my bust and keeps my waist covered.
I dream of every set of instructions stating the amount of ease the size/design includes.
Color projections — for those who knit for relatives and friends who wear these items in a ‘professional setting’ ( e.g., law firm,ad agency,bank,design firm, medical ofc) and need to, or are expected to, follow color trends seasonally.
Just a couple of notes for those of you who haven’t heard about the magazine, Knit Edge:
1. We also are offering a PDF-only option, so you don’t NEED to have an iPad to read it.
2. We can start offering other editions (Kindle, etc) if enough people ask for them —
(We won’t have other editions immediately, it costs a significant amount of money
to publish each new version through the app software we’re using.)
That said: if enough people subscribe now, we would have the money to add more versions! 😉
(Thank you, Mulene — from the bottom of my heart. I’m excited, too! And thank you, Annie, for hosting this giveaway!)
Larger sized models wearing the larger sizes of garments. Also, more patterns with interesting garment construction (been knitting some Elizabeth Zimmermann patterns recently, such as the Baby Surprise Jacket, and it’s so fun to figure out how the manta ray turns into a little cardigan!).
Love knitting magazines – e format or printed so would love to experience this one.
I’d like to see more classic designs…….those knitted with fingering and/or sport weight yarns. I would be happy to spend more time knitting a garment and would be sure to keep it for a long time thereafter. Trendy yarns and designs are just not for me.
I purposely didn’t read any of the other comments, so I wouldn’t be influenced. A feature I’d like to see in an e-magazine, is a link to purchase the materials shown for any pattern, project,knitting supplies, etc. It would be nice if all the ads had links to their sites as well.
I always wish there was more about the designer’s process – what inspired them, why did they choose the materials they used (even if it was because they were asked to design with that yarn by someone else – the yarn company or the magazine). What problems did they have to solve?
Oh, and make sure there is a full picture of the back and the front 🙂
It’s a small thing, but I’d like magazines to list the weight of yarn with the yarn requirements. I rarely use (or can afford) the yarn that magazine patterns use, and it would save me a step if I knew something was a dk weight silk or a fingering weight merino etc.!
I too recently got an iPad and am loving it! In knitting mags I’d love to see more of the patterns worn on different sized models with comments about how much ease there is, for example. This feature shows up occasionally, but it would be great to see more of it. It’s very useful. Thanks for the giveaway–they are always fun.
I would like to see the garments on people of different ages, shapes and sizes (with the size being worn and the model’s size indicated by each photo). Would also like to see plain photos that really show how the garment looks when worn and show the stitch patterns clearly; in other words, no artsy photos. Also, the yarn weight is really important, as in fingering, worsted, as many knitters substitute yarns. Thanks very much for the giveaway.
MORE DESIGNS FOR MEN! (sorry for shouting)
You have to yell, Tom, you’re on the other side of the world! 😉
And you’ll be happy to now that my Lopi Pride is a unisex (of course) sweater! YAY!
I would like the photos of the knit garments to state not only the size knit but the size of the model wearing it… with no hidden clothespin alterations… or at least simply state the amount of ease shown.
And as a larger woman a continuing push of the trend for including larger sizes is also appreciated.
The ability to have PDF instead of viewing it through an app
I would love to see patterns that use economical costing yarn or have conversions to yarn that’s more within everyone’s price range.
I wish knit magazines would have more features on construction and the mechanics of stitches – that is, what is really happening when a stitch is twisted, how do raised textural bits come to be (by pairing a twist next to a purl? something else?)