Note From the Editor

We've taken a new "themed" approach that tackles some of your biggest concerns when it comes to knitting. Instead of a magazine filled with a bunch of patterns and a few isolated tutorials, we've begun the process of including custom lessons and articles that tell the stories about many of the projects that you'll find in each issue.

It's a new playing field because we know you need more. We've stepped up to the challenge to dive into the pattern and add more dimension. It's not about just another pattern; we lead you down a path and guide you along the way with insightful and empowering tutorials.

For example, Fiona Ellis enchants you with her Intertwined Elegance pullover on page 78, then shows you how to create I-cord buttonholes in her accompanying tutorial.

You'll also appreciate Carol Sulcoski's article on page 23, Banish the Blob: An Easy Way to Refine Your Ribbing, which sets the stage for Britt Schmiesing's Gaines Poncho on page 20.

Have the additional tutorials we've been providing helped you expand your knitting success? I'd love to hear from you. Please email me at: Editor@CreativeKnittingMagazine.com.

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Kara Gott Warner
Executive Editor, Creative Knitting magazine

Kara first learned how to knit at age 12 from her grandmother, but not until her early adult life did she come back to the craft -- and hasnít looked back. When Kara rediscovered knitting, she used it as a much-needed escape from her hectic life working as a designer in New York City. She quickly fell in love with knitting, and her needles haven't stopped clicking since.

Kara is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration. Her specialty, technical illustrations for knitting, crochet and other craft books for major publishers. In 2002, Kara began designing patterns for her independent collection of knitting patterns, sold under the igottknits label.

Kara joined the Annieís team in 2008 as knitting book editor and produced a variety of hardcover knitting books. In June 2010, Kara joined the company full time as executive editor of Creative Knitting magazine and knit publications.

Kara's knitwear designs have been published in Creative Knitting, Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, and Family Circle Easy Knitting. She is also the author of The Divine Drop Stitch and instructor of the Mix & Match Sampler Annie's video class.

You can follow Kara on her blogging adventures on the Creative Knitting editor's blog, SplendidSticks.

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