My Google feed brought up an entry on the Feather and Fan blog about two new online knitting magazines. I took a look at both, and here are some short reviews.
Metapostmodern Knitting - description from the site: "MetaPostModernKnitting.com is a celebration of fashion-forward and avant-garde knitting." The site was started by a group of knitting librarians who work in the library of a fashion design school in LA. The site has patterns, a trends section, and a blog. There will be two issues a year, and content will be added continually until the next issue is launched. I liked how the list of patterns is presented as fashion sketches, and the patterns seem pretty thorough and easy to understand. There are good pictures for each and schematics are included. One in particular, Vestish, is something I might actually make. I have some Rowan Felted Tweed that I think I could make work for that pattern. It would be perfect for work. I am going to contact them to see if they have a system for notifying readers of new content. I will definitely be going back to look for more.
The Inside Loop - "Dedicated to the fiber arts in the Uk" This one is geared towards highlighting British designers and British yarns. It has some knitting-related articles, but the patterns were nothing out of the ordinary. The Maude sweater was kind of cute, and it would be perfect for my body shape. But, there weren't enough pictures of the entire sweater, so I'm not really sure how it looks from the front on the model. The PDF of the pattern didn't even have an image from the front, which I found a little odd. Also, no schematics. It was also a little hard to get around the site because I kept getting stuck on the blog and it wasn't intuitive on how to get back to the issue itself. Just my two cents, but probably not a site I will visit often.
Knitty is the first online mag I ever looked at, and it is still my favorite. But, I love seeing new resources on the Web, so hopefully there will be more as the interest in fiber arts continues to grow. God knows I love me some free patterns!