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Important Announcement
By host Saturday, October 24, 2009 @ 9:00 AM :: 24144 Views :: announcements

After much internal debate, I’ve decided that the Fall 2009 issue of knotions will be the final issue.

This was not a decision I came to lightly, and one that I’ve wrestled with for quite some time now.  The knitting community welcomed knotions and I loved meeting so many new people throughout the past 18 months.

However, after publishing five issues I do not foresee the magazine being able to sustain a high quality of patterns on an advertising-based revenue model.  Right now, a large portion of the fees are personally funded by me. 

I considered several alternatives:

  • Offering a mix of both free and for-purchase patterns
  • Creating a subscription-based model – for example, $20/year for all patterns
  • Opening ads to be issue-wide to be able to offer ads at lower rates and be more accessible to smaller companies, indie dyers, etc

After some analysis, none of these options seemed viable.

I've really enjoyed working with you all - knitters and designers - and I've gained some great learning and insight, and have made many new friends in the process.  I'll never regret having started knotions but I do feel it's time to say goodbye.

The web site will remain live indefinitely.  If I ever get to a point where hosting the site isn't viable I will give plenty of warning so designers and knitters can work around it. 

Thank you all for your support!

Jody

bramblewood KAL
By host Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 9:53 AM :: 95545 Views :: announcements

bramblewoodBramblewood has become an instant favorite from the fall 2009 issue.  With its top down construction, simple lines, feminine shaping, and cable details it's a wearable piece that can go from office to weekend.

If you're planning to knit Bramblewood stop by the knotions ravelry group and join the KAL.  Ask questions, help fellow knitters, and be inspired by the WIP and FO pics.

I'll be there as both a participant - my Bramblewood yarn arrived yesterday - and a moderator.

Fall Preview is Up
By host Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @ 10:29 PM :: 42994 Views :: announcements

Come take a look, queue what you like in ravelry and come back for launch on Tuesday :)

rising fogbramblewoodsmock top

 

Sock Mini Issue - Installment #3 is Up!
By host Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 4:02 PM :: 18018 Views :: announcements

Today's free pattern is Lazy Daisy, an anklet out of Crystal Palace Panda Cotton - a bamboo, cotton and elastic blend.  It's a great sock yarn alternative for those of you with a wool allergy or if you're just looking for a sock good for warmer weather.

And of course, we have today's knitmore girls update from Sock Summit in Portland.  Get a peek into some of the wares at vendor hall and hear about the ravelry party.

lazy daisy socks

Sock Mini Issue - Installment #2 is Up!
By host Saturday, August 08, 2009 @ 4:09 PM :: 30424 Views :: announcements

Today's pattern is up - bella socks, and the latest field update from the knitmore girls is too.

For today's sock I wanted to design something simpler that could be worked with a variety of handdyed and striped yarns.  Only one color is used per round.  I included a gusseted, short row heel.  Tomorrow we'll have a tutorial on adding a gusset to other patterns' short row heels.

bella socks

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