Kara Gott Warner 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 hasn't 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. As an illustrator, she specialized in 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. Her patterns are sold exclusively by Annie's.
Kara first joined the Annie's team in 2008 as a 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 Mix & Match Knit Sampler video class.
You can follow Kara on her blogging adventures on her Creative Knitting editor's blog, Splendid Sticks.
FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Seed & Moss Stitch
Tuck & Bowknot Stitch & ...
Lace & Openwork
Class Project Photos
Seed Stitch Square
Seed Stitch Stripes Square
Moss Stitch Square
Double Moss Stitch Square
Tuck & Bowknot Stitch Square
Hexagon Stitch Square
Mosaic Chevron Stitch Square
Scroll Lace Square
One-Color Cable Stitch Square
Two-Color Cable Stitch Square
Stitch Sampler Square Blanket
Stitch Sampler Boho Tote
Customer Reviews for Mix & Match Knit Sampler:
Average Rating:5 out of 5(Reviewed by 7 customers.)
Kara Gott Warner is an excellent teacher and makes each knitted square look easy. She gives great and repetitive instructions so you can follow along to easily learn the stitches. There are many ideas given for turning sample swatches (squares) into great and useful pieces. The stitches chosen are also great for other projects and are of a useful variety. I learned to knit when I was a child but never knew more than a simple knit 1 purl 2 pattern. I never learned how I could join squares or pieces together. Kara teaches that and so much more. Excellent class!
I finished each square, and I enjoyed the class very much. The instructor is clear, and I could easily see the techniques, even with my bad eyes. I'm looking forward to putting the squares together now and making the bag. I highly recommend this class.
I love this class. I have been knitting for many years now and learned more doing some of the squares. What I need now is how to join the squares and making it look professionally done instead of "homemade". I love doing these squares.