Interweave Knits Winter 2011 poor picture quality

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liisant wrote
on Dec 6, 2011 3:13 PM

Has anyone else got this beef?  I just got the newest issue and the first 4 patterns in the "Knit Bespoke" section seem like the pictures have been photographed through a dirty lens.  They are so fuzzy, the details are lost. They appear to be nice patterns but I'll have to read the patterns through before I make up my mind. The ads have better photo quality to them.  Also, don't photograph a dark coloured article in front of a dark background.  Like Fauna pullover or bobble and eyelet cowl .  Difficult to see, unless you're in front of a window. 

Or is it the poor paper quality?  The paper in this magazine is starting to resemble tissue.  I guess its their way to force us all to buy ebooks or get our subscriptions by email.  And I paid 7.99 Can. for it. 

This used to be the best knitting mag on the market, but now I like the British ones better. The styles are better and patterns are more errorfree.  Before I even try a pattern, I have to go on Ravelry and see if anyone has had problems with it.  Or to the IK Corrections page.

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Eunny Jang wrote
on Dec 7, 2011 9:46 AM

Hi there liisant! I'm so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the Winter issue. We try to photograph things in an evocative way - the vision for the "Knit Bespoke" section was of bicycling during the sunset golden hour - but I certainly understand that it doesn't do any good if you can't see the knitting! I'm  glad to hear the feedback on all counts - we'll certainly keep it in mind during our next shoots. Please let us know any time you have an issue with the way something was photographed or with the quality of a pattern - the magazine is for you, and it's important to incorporate reader suggestions and address reader concerns. This forum is a good place, or contact knits@interweave.com any time to make sure we do see your note.

Thanks!

Eunny

 

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AliceV3 wrote
on May 5, 2012 6:46 PM

I definitely have the same issue!  I just received the Summer 2012, and the paper is really thin and poor quality.  The pictures don't show up well, and I even had trouble reading the print.  I wish I had opted for the online subscription.  I'm sure my experience would have been better. 

Sorry to have to say this, but it would be better to stop printing a paper version if it is going to be this bad.  I wasn't sure whether I just didn't find the patterns interesting or whether I was just deterred by the quality of the paper and print.  Maybe both.

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