I bought the vogue knitting holiday edition for one pattern. I liked the lace shawl but with the lack of contrast with the outfit on the model I don't know how much I like it. I'm going to consider it a mystery project much like the mystery shawl I did this summer. But honestly, knitting from a written pattern shouldn't be a mystery project. I couldn't even get an idea of the pattern because the charts are available online. I also liked the Alice Starmore pattern... I'm not too sure how flattering fair isle is though.
I have a subscription to Interweave Knits and I will likely renew that one when the time comes - it is just such an awesome publication. I've heard good things about Rowan too but because it is so expensive with just 2 issues I have held off subscribing. What magazines do y'all get regularly or subscribe to?