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.