Note From the Editor

You're sure to find projects that suit your cable-knitting style. This issue is an exploration of cablework and what you can do with some simple stitch maneuvers that ultimately result in a rich, textured knit fabric. Are you cable ready?

As you meander through this issue, you'll encounter a selection of cablework projects and tutorials from how to work without a cable needle, to a reversible cable workshop, to how to insert a cable panel. I know these lessons will help you embrace this timeless knitting tradition.

You'll also get a chance to dip your toes into the world of colorwork and no-sew knits in From Head to Toe, a celebration of all things that cover you from your head to the tips of your toes.

If you're like me, you love the practicality of a comfy cardigan, especially during the cooler months of the year. Don't worry -- we've got you covered with relaxed weekend sweaters in Weekend-Worthy Wearables. We've also taken care of your favorite little one with a precious chunky cabled baby sweater on page 30.

Seriously, it will be the cutest project you'll make this season! And if you're short on time, check out our Quickie Coverings chapter and get ready for a knitting workout with the Funky Chunky Throw made with jumbo-weight yarn. You can make it this weekend!

If you're seeking more than cables, then you'll be intrigued by Opposites Attract, a mix of cablework with contrasting stitch patterns such as openwork and bobbles to add that extra touch of texture.

Cast on for a cable knitting adventure and happy knitting!

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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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