It may be a little early to hope for brighter, lighter weather but frankly, we need something to pin our hopes on! Let's hope that there's more sunshine on its way to lift our spirits. And in the meantime, we hope that Knit Now is bringing you a little bit of joy in these tough times.

We're certainly thinking of you all; we know how our readers love cable work, so we've rustled up plenty of textured knits for this issue. From our stunning cover garment to our Spring Rye lace stole to the gorgeous baby cardigan from Quail Studio there should be plenty for you to get your teeth into.

We've also found some cable pattern picks to inspire you!

If colourwork is more your thing, there's a knockout mitts and beret set to carry you through to spring, and some spirit-lifting socks!

Fancy a smaller project? Perhaps the RSPB kingfisher cosy or the Lily Floral Wreath are the patterns for you.

If the weather doesn't pick up, you're going to need plenty of great reads and we have some lovely pieces in this issue. Find out how a pop star (spoiler: Harry Styles) made a knitting pattern go viral, meet sock-knitting extraordinaires The Knitmore Girls and read a heart-warming tale of how childhood storytelling inspired a life-long love of knitting.

Keep your chins up, and your needles knitting!

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