For knitters, winter really is that most wonderful time of the year. While everyone else is fretting about the weather, we're secretly embracing the shortened days and fading light, content to curl up on the couch with needles and yarn. We quietly work up things to keep us (and everyone else we know) warm and revel in the excuse the holidays give us to stitch (and give) even more. This issue is our gift to you. Packed with loads of pretty knits, soft shawls and snuggly accessories, it should see you through 'til spring.