As far as the magazine goes, it usually has a range of projects. None of them too difficult or complicated. I like that they always have some small, quick projects. While I may just dream about an intricate fair isle with steeks in another magazine, I will actually make a cotton dishcloth from Creative Knitting. You won't find cutting edge fashions or cashmere yarns here either. Most of the yarns featured are readily available at walmart, hobby lobby, michael's. The patterns are usually so simple that they are good for learning to substitute yarn. Overall, Creative Knitting is not as overwhelming or intimidating as some of the other knitting mags. Definitly a magazine that the beginning knitter should try. And good for simple, quick projects for the more advanced knitter.[...]
This is a wonderful magazine full of great, well written patterns. I subscribe directly from the publisher [...]. I share this magazine with my knitting group and several now have their own subscriptions.
Creative Knitting is relatively new to the knitting market, a welcome addition. While I haven't subscribed yet, I pick up copies at the newstand and have generally found the quality of the patterns, styles, and articles to be pretty good. The directions for the garments that I've made have been accurate and error free. Except for things like bikinis (who at any age would wear a hand-knitted bikini?) and slacks (?!), most of the designs are modern and adaptable. With 20 or more projects in each issue, CK is a bargain. Hope these editors and designers keep up the good work.
I purchased this as a gift for a friend and she likes it. That's all I know about it.
This is a great magazine, lots of good patterns each issue with fairly easy to read instructions. The articles are good, too.
Up to a year ago, I would have told you that this magazine was a good, basic, knitting magazine for knitters in Australasia. I made the mistake of subscribing to it after it got sold to another publisher. There have been no good patterns or editorial in this magazine since, and now half the content devoted to felting.