(FAQ updated April 2021)
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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. What is Knitty's policy on diversity, discrimination, and racism?
A. Knitty will not condone or tolerate any form of racism and discrimination. We believe in being an inclusive and welcoming publication where all people can see themselves in our pages. Our staff are working on their own to become good anti-racist allies.
Knitty actively encourages people of all skin colors, body sizes, heritages, abilities, gender identities, and ages to participate in Knitty. We have are reaching out to specifically encourage Black knitters, crocheters, and spinners to consider sending their work to Knitty, and are actively scouting Black contributors and models. For more information, please see our Submission Guidelines page.
Q. I'd like to support Knitty.
A. Pop over to this page to find all the options (we have reward and non-reward support options)! We can't do this without you!
Q. 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.
|Click this button and the printer window will automatically appear, allowing you to print the full printer-friendly page.||Click 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.
Here's a tutorial showing how to make a PDF of any Knitty Pattern:
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 check it out and fix it.
Q. I'm looking for a specific pattern.
How can I find it?
A. Click the "Pattern Library" button at the top of any page. A full listing of all patterns can be found in the What would you like to knit drop-down menu, sorted by category. Articles and Tutorials can be found at the What would you like to read drop-down menu. You can also browse the issues by cover on this page.
Here's a video tour of how our Library works:
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. 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 information and ideas.
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
a tutorial for Knitty. May I?
A. Knitty's submission guidelines are here. We'd love to see what you can do!
Q. I have some suggestions for Knitty.
How can I get them to you?
A. We love to hear from our readers! Information on all the people who make Knitty, their specialties and how to reach them can be found at the "can we help" section of our menu. Want to leave a general comment or suggestion? Drop us a note at knittymagazine AT gmail DOT com
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Q. Who does your website?
A. Amy Singer, our editor & publisher, developed Knitty and its look, and designs and codes every issue.
Q. Where is Knitty located?
2-558 Upper Gage Ave
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. Our only interest is sharing good stuff with our readers. Items (usually books) sold by Amazon provide Knitty with a small comission on each sale.
Items that don't perform well in our tests will not appear in Knitty.
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