Last week I randomly discovered that you could buy the Knitscene Winter 2007/Spring 2008 issue on Amazon from a reseller. For FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. I'm guessing that's wishful thinking, or some other strange thing, but... whoa! We have tons of amazing patterns in our back issues, but not all of those issues are easy to obtain. Quite a few are completely out of print, some aren't available as single issue downloads, but! We do have back issue collections—two of them at the moment, to be specific.
I've been trying to load the back issue previews into Knitting Daily, and I've only gotten through Knitscene Winter 2007/Spring 2008 so far. But it's handy that I finally finished that issue yesterday, as I discovered today that we're having a sale on these back issue collections—you can download or buy the CDs of our two Knitscene collections for only $11.99!
That's four issues of Knitscene for $12. That's $3 an issue, or to put it another way, $12 for the 121 knitting patterns (okay, a few of them are crochet patterns, too!) in the 2007–2009 Knitscene Collection. Or, you know, an average of $.10 per pattern. Sure, that's a great deal, but you want to know what patterns are in those collections. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to put the patterns from the Knitscene 2005–2007 Collection into Knitting Daily yet, but as I said, all of 2007–2009 is live now.
Knitscene Winter 2007/Spring 2008 features the Pebble Hoodie from Cecily Glowik MacDonald, the Apothecary Raglan from Lisa Shroyer, and the Curvy Top Down Raglan from Shannon Okey.
Fall 2008 issue has been one of my favorite issues of Knitscene, long before I began working here. Wendy Bernard's Opulent Raglan is on my "Must-Knit" list, along with Connie Chang Chinchio's Riding to Avalon and the Bordeaux Jacket from Robyn Chachula (yes, that is a crochet cardigan pattern, and it's awesome).
Amanda Berka's Big Thaw Pullover is the perfect sweater to knit for men, while Kathy Zimmerman's Brocade Leaves Pullover and Cirilia Rose's Matryoshka Stole are classic feminine knits.
Knitscene Winter 2008/Spring 2009 is another stunner of an issue. For the first time ever, we featured a series of patterns from one designer, kicking off our Designer Profile with the fantastic Cathy Carron. This issue also showcases some great learn to knit sweater patterns, such as Carol J. Sulcoski's Rainbow Yoke Sweater and Wendy Bernard's Forever Tweed.
Lou Schiela's Hermia Blouse, Luanda Diaz-Santiago's Artemis Tunic, and Kate Gagnon Osborn's Tempest Beret also come from this issue.
I know I said that Fall 2008 is one of my favorite issues, but thankfully I've never been asked to name a favorite favorite issue, because Knitscene Fall 2009 is an incredibly strong contender as well. Melissa Wehrle was our featured designer for this issue. Her Carnaby Street Pullover and Emerald Isle Cardigan are also on my "Must-Knit" List, and I have knit the Berkshire Dolman Sweater and love it to pieces (no really, it's starting to fall apart a bit and needs some love).
Also in this issue, you'll find Katya Wilsher's Chevron Stripe Jacket, Katie Himmelberg's Maximum Stripe Pullover, and Debbie O'Neill's Heather Hoodie Vest.
While I don't have the 2005–2007 previews in the system yet, I can tell you that there are a number of wonderful patterns in that collection as well, including the Central Park Hoodie by Heather Lodinsky, Molly Ringwald by Michelle Rose Orne, the Kenobi Jacket from Norah Gaughan, Breton Girl by Kat Coyle, the Ingenue Blouse by Phoenix Bess, Lisa Shroyer's Road to Golden... 127 patterns to knit, all for the sale price of $11.99.
These collections regularly sell for $19.99, which is still a fantastic deal, but during this sale you can get either the digital download versions of the Knitscene 2007–2009 collection or the Knitscene 2005–2007 collection for $11.99. That same price applies to the physical CD collections as well! I don't know how long the sale is going to last at the moment, but as soon as I find out, I'll update this post. UPDATE: The sale ends November 27, 2012 at 11:59 PM CST.
And as if this wasn't enough great Knitscene digital news, here's some more—beginning with our Spring 2013 issue, which will be on sale in January, Knitscene will be appearing on the iPad! I don't have release dates just yet for the iPad app, but just remember, sometime mid- to late-January.
Okay, now that I've probably sent some of you into information overload, I bid you adieu, and happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. readers who will be celebrating this week. Until next time, happy knitting!