|Blacker Yarns' Tamar as featured in Knit Today's final issue|
In my previous post I blogged about how the publisher announced that the magazine wasn't selling enough copies to be sustainable. Its demise, however, will be a real loss to the knitting magazine market, being the only magazine seemingly aimed at beginners and intermediate knitters wanting modern projects. After a makeover in 2015 Knit Today has been the most contemporary of the mainstream knitting magazines available in the newsagents and, no offence meant, it isn't aimed at granny knitters - no christening gowns here!
In its final issue there's a fabulous article about British sustainable yarns that sums up everything this blog is about. Pattern-wise there are socks, a bed runner, linen scarf and an aide bright yellow mohair tee, amongst others.
There are magazines with modern patterns out there, such as Pom Pom Quarterly, but they are subcription-only and aimed at more advanced knitters, meaning newbies are unlikely to come across them.
Here's hoping that a new title will launch to fill the gap in the market.