I ran across KnitNet around the middle of last year. It’s an online knitting magazine, published 6 times a year for a very modest price. You get 5 or 6 patterns in each issue (this current issue has socks, scarves and sweaters), industry news, new products reviewed, lists of guilds, knitting techniques and book reviews, lists of charity knitting groups, and lists and lists and lists of resources.
This particular issue features cables, such as the sweater pictured.
Knitnet also has a free e-newsletter you can sign up for.
StreetKnit, a group of knitters in Toronto who knit items for homeless shelters is mentioned. “Down at The Pump, a pub in our University of Toronto neighbourhood, knitters are gathering every Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. to chat and knit for StreetKnit, which collects new hand knit items to be donated to the various shelters and homelessness groups across the city. As the group’s Web site says, We can’t knit shelter, but we can do the next best thing.