Q. How often is Knitty published?
A. We publish four times a year. March, June, September and December --
as close to the beginning of the month as possible.
To stay in touch and always get an e-mail notice the moment the new issue
is ready, join the Knittyreader list using the box above.
Q. Why can't I click on the "surprise"
When will the surprises be up?
A. A little while after each issue
is published [no, we're not telling...it's a surprise!],
we add a surprise pattern or two. You'll find them, when they're
ready, at the end of the pattern thumbnails on the main pattern
page -- the "patterns"
link in the bar above. If the SURPRISE
link isn't active, it means the surprises aren't ready for you
yet. To stay in touch and always get an e-mail notice when the
surprises are released, join the Knittyreader list using the
box above. We only send out a few messages each year.
Q. How can I print your patterns?
A. Beginning with the FALL 08 issue,
If you select PRINT from your computer's
menu, a printer-friendly version of
the page will be printed including
all pictures, charts and schematics
-- that's the default setting. There
are also two new buttons at the top
right of each content page.
this button and the printer
window will automatically appear,
allowing you to print the full
this button and the printer
window will automatically appear,
allowing you to print the printer-friendly
page with just the first picture,
all charts and schematics.
This option is handy when you
want to save paper/ink and
keep the printed pattern as
compact as possible.
Not sure which version you want to print?
Click the appropriate button above and select PREVIEW in the
printer window. It will show you what will print before you
actually use up your paper and ink.
You'll notice that there is no override on
page breaks when a picture is displayed on the printer-friendly
pages. If a picture wants to print near the end of page, it
might be split onto a new page. We plan to implement a fix for
this in the future if it's possible -- and helpful* -- but there
wasn't time to do it for the Fall 08 issue. *It'll make
your printouts even longer, and some of you might like that
-- some might hate it, so we'd want to make it optional. We'll
take a closer look at this idea for winter and decide if it's
And remember -- please print out only ONE copy for your personal
Q. I found a mistake. What do I do?
A. When you're dealing with code,
sometimes things can get messed up
despite all best intentions to the
contrary. If you find something that
doesn't work properly [a button doesn't
work, or a page wants to print all
images when you've selected the print
main pic only option], please email
me with details and I'll get it
Pictures being broken over two pages is not
a coding error -- please read the previous question for more
Q. Why do the ads print along with
A. The ad you see above the pattern
has paid for the pattern and production
costs, which is why that pattern is
free for your personal use. We respect
and appreciate the contribution of
our advertisers and encourage you to
support them whenever you can. Shopping
with Knitty's advertisers helps ensure
that Knitty will remain free for your
Q. Where can I find errata for a specific
A. To keep things simple, errors
are corrected directly in each pattern, and highlighted
in bright pink so they stand out. If you find an error
in a pattern, please contact the designer at the e-mail address
at the bottom of their pattern. The designer will contact Knitty
and let us know about it so we can fix it.
Q. Your e-mail links don't work for
A. All the e-mail links in Knitty
Q. Your website looks funny - things
are covering up other things.
A. You should use the most current
web browser your computer will permit.
Q. I'm looking for a specific pattern.
How can I find it?
A. Two ways. One -- click the "Archive"
button at the top of any page. A
full listing of all patterns can be found there, sorted by category.
Or search using our search box, also listed on our Archive page.
Typing "felted slippers", if that's what you're looking
for, will pull up a listing of the patterns we have for you.
Q. Knitty's patterns are free? Really?
A. Yes, they're free for your personal,
individual use. You may print out a copy to work with. But
you may not print out multiple copies, you may not reformat
the pattern for commercial use, and you may not sell them
or items made FROM Knitty patterns. The copyright for each
pattern and article belongs to the designer or author. Any
usage beyond what's mentioned here must be negotiated with
the designer or author.
Q. I own a yarn shop and would love
to offer Knitty patterns to my customers. What can I do?
A. Please visit this page for some great
ideas that abide by copyright AND support both Knitty and our
Q. Who is involved in Knitty?
A. A group of highly talented knitters,
headed by our editor, Amy. She's been knitting since she
was 6 years old. Thanks to the miracle of modern electronics,
our contributors come from all over the world. Many have
been designing gorgeous things for a while; some are brand-new
designers. Knitty was established to gather their creativity
and share it.
Q. I want to design a pattern or write
an article for Knitty. May I?
A. Knitty's submission guidelines
are here. We'd love to see what you
Q. I have some suggestions for Knitty.
How can I get them to you?
A. We love to hear from our readers!
Information on how to reach us can be found under the can we help tab at the top of the page.
Q. I'm interested in advertising in
A. Our rate card can be found here.
Q. I'd like to support Knitty.
A. Thanks for asking! Knitty is now 2/3 supported by our Readers! Join them and get rewards, too, at our Patreon page.
Q. Who does your website?
A. Amy Singer, our editor & publisher, developed Knitty
and its look, and designs and codes every issue. Knitty's back-end code and the new responsive version of the site was developed by Philip Chatterton of Marblehead. He does good work.
Q. Where is Knitty located?
2255b Queen Street East
Q. How can I trust your reviews? Are
you getting a percentage or something?
A. Like any other magazine,
products we write about in our magazine
are provided to us for free by manufacturers
or retailers. We do not
benefit from sales of any product
featured in the magazine. Amazon affiliate links provide us with a small commission for any item you might purchase. However, we don't review products that we don't like, commission or not. Items that don't perform well in our tests
will not appear in Knitty.
Q. I have a question that you haven't
answered here. Who can I write to?
A. Write Knitty's Reader Relations
person: Sarah will
do her best to find an answer for you.
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