One of the perks of running a knitting magazine is that you’re never at a loss for inspiration. Whether I’m sweltering in the summer heat or digging my way out of a snowdrift, the gorgeous yarns and equally gorgeous designs pile up on my kitchen table on a near-daily basis. But even with all that year-round stimuli, there’s still something about fall that really sparks the urge to pick up my needles. Maybe it’s the subtle chill in the air or maybe it’s a holdover from my school days—the feeling of a fresh start that September brings. Whatever it is, I’m looking forward to sweater weather, and I bet you are too. Think of this issue as a little something to get you started, I hope you love the designs as much as we do.