Help with adding to library / downloading subscription issues

Have you ever had problems differentiating between saving a pattern (or in this case, a copy of Knit Edge) to your Ravelry library and downloading it to your desktop? There are two options available to you if you receive a pattern sent directly to your email address. You can choose to save it to your library (shown here with an arrow), or to your desktop (the button at the bottom).

When we send out subscriber copies of Knit Edge, we actually send out a link that’s similar to a discount code on Ravelry (except in this case, the link makes it free). You need to click the code in order to redeem the magazine and then be able to download it, or load it onto other devices such as an iPad. So don’t forget to open emails sent to the subscriber mailing list — you might miss an issue! And with issue three coming out shortly, we wouldn’t want that!

Herringbone skirt tutorial

If you loved the Herringbone Skirt in issue 2 but needed a little extra help with the grafting, designer Christine Guest has provided this tutorial to help you. We’ll have more about this technique/pattern in the next issue as well. Thanks, Christine! Take it away…

When I first tried to trace the yarn as it moved through the stitch the depths eluded me. It came to me that if I knitted a row in cotton thread, then continued the swatch with yarn, I could see what was going on. That did work. I saw that the stitches on the lower working needle were all knit twice, but the stitches being formed were only worked once.

Hold the two edges you are going to graft together. Both the finished rows should slant in the same direction: uphill from left to right. If they don’t, add or subtract a row so that they match. You will be adding a row that slants downhill from left to right. It won’t continue the herringbone pattern otherwise.

1. Insert the needle knitwise into the first loop on the top knitting needle. Remove this stitch from the needle.

2. Insert the threaded needle into the second stitch from the end knitwise. Pull through.

3. Insert the threaded needle throught the first two stitches together on the lower needle through the back loops. Pull through. Remove the stitch closest to the end of the lower knitting needle.

4. Insert the threaded needle from left to right through the back loops of the first two stitches on the lower needle.

Repeat steps 1-4.

Make sure the thread tail doesn’t loop itself around your needle tips, the thread ends should lie under and between the ends of the knitting needles.

Issue two is live!

Check out the patterns here on Ravelry if you’d like a preview with photos!

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Technique videos from issue two

Issue two is getting ready to launch and that means we’ve been prepping some of the other bonuses we’re able to include in a digital magazine, such as technique videos to help you out with the patterns. Check out the issue two playlist in our YouTube account!

We’ve also started to add in the pattern photos at Ravelry. Not done yet, but you can have a sneak peek!

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What’s coming in issue #2?

Glad you asked! Despite a few delays (the issue should be out in another few days), we’ve got a showstopper of an issue, packed with patterns, articles and all kinds of good stuff!

  • Wisehilda on socks: Kate explains all the different needle configurations for socks!
  • Our first announcement about the Cooperative Press Caribbean cruise
  • Updates on the Cooperative Press knitting app from knitCompanion
  • Anatomy of a Guernsey by Janine LeCras, with accompanying pattern
  • A cabled scarf pattern from Nicki Epstein
  • Knitting from the center out by Daniel Yuhas
  • A different kind of stranded knitting colorwork scarf, with video tutorial, by Ruth Roland
  • Rosemarie Buchanan’s Belly Button Start for circular projects
  • A crochet (yes, crochet!) pullover by Jennifer Cirka
  • Combination Shawls article by Jennette Cross, with accompanying pattern
  • Sojourner, a spectacular coat by Talitha Kuomi
  • A herringbone skirt by Christine Guest
  • A peplum top and skirt by Whitney Christmas

…and much much more.

We can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it!

Update: Issue two is now available

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Thank you, Vogue!

We got a lovely mention in the Holiday 2012 issue of Vogue Knitting — thank you, Vogue!

Also, congrats to Ava Schmidt, winner of our October subscriber-only contest! Ava will be getting a signed copy of Anna Hrachovec’s fantastic new book Super Scary Mochimochi!

THIS is how you start a Monday…

We have been so incredibly thankful for the feedback we’ve gotten on issue one so far, but this one really took the cake (and made our Monday)!

Dear Team CP,

I downloaded my issue earlier in the week but did not have the time to sit and savor the content between the covers until today.

From a knitter who feels that the big name knitting publications out there are all pretty much the same, and not much of it is interesting, fresh, or worth the purchase price. I have not bought them in ages and what’s more, I did not miss them.

So imagine my delight as I read through issue one and found myself completely engrossed in your articles, mentally determining what in my stash will work for the patterns in this issue, and yearning to head off to Shetland this fall to experience it for myself.

Thank you from a very happy subscriber,

AsKatKnits

Thank YOU, Kat! As Elizabeth put it in our reply to her: The experience that you had reading the magazine is just exactly what we are hoping to get across at the press, so it’s incredibly gratifying to hear that we connected with you in that way. I couldn’t have said it better myself. We hope that the magazine will just keep getting better from here, so please keep your comments coming, we’d love to hear them.

Coming in a future issue…

Designer Talitha Kuomi sent us the most adorable photo of her “design assistant” helping with one of her future-issue patterns for Knit Edge…

He thinks if you shake the blocking pins’ cup hard enough, their friends on the board will jump off and come play…

Issue one is on sale now!

Issue one is now available! In this issue:

Patterns by Varian Brandon, The Sexy Knitter, Kristen TenDyke, Jennifer Dassau, Liz Lovick, Patricia Martin and Shannon Okey

Articles and columns by Anna Dalvi, Kate Atherley, MK Carroll, Gina Wilde, Kathryn Vercillo, Shannon Okey, Miriam Felton, Varian Brandon

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Preview issue one’s patterns

We’re a little less than a month away from the release of issue one and we’ve started to post some preview images on Ravelry. If things go faster than expected in the final edits, we’ll release it sooner — we don’t want you to wait any longer than you have to for this fibery goodness!

Not EVERYTHING (hey, we need to keep some surprises, right?), but this should give you an idea of some of the things you’ll see in issue #1.

If you haven’t already subscribed, make sure to do so before the issue comes out: we’ve got a great subscriber-only contest this issue and so much more. Thank you all from the bottoms of our hearts for your support thus far: we can’t wait to keep bringing you the best of the best with each issue.

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