I discovered a new e-magazine today, Knitcircus. Knitcircus publishes articles and pattern photos and information online for free. The current issue has interviews with Cookie A and Wendy D. Johnson.
Knitcircus patterns are offered for purchase separately with electronic delivery. You may buy either the patterns from the current issue or subscribe to the magazine on a yearly basis (4 issues per year). Sign up for the free monthly Knitcircus newsletter for reviews and more.
Knitty has been online since the fall of 2002 with 4 issues a year. All content, including patterns, is free to the reader. Each issue is packed with interesting patterns. Content from past issues is archived and available on the website. Join the knittyreader list and get an email when new content is posted on the website.