December 2021 (Issue 287) with a feature by Milissa Ellison Dewey, who has one of the world’s largest knitting machine collections

Our full-colour December 2021 issue is on sale this week and our Designer Special shines the spotlight on Milissa Ellison Dewey. Together with her husband Alan, they’re the fibre-tool restoration duo better known as Bobbin Boy. Milissa has one of the world’s largest and most important knitting machine collections and she tells us the remarkable story of one of the machines and its owner. Our usual mix of patterns is for all machines, with designs from Alison Dupernex and Bill King along with lots of festive cheer including novel Christmas heads, to attach to a gift bag or hang on a tree. Susan Guagliumi offers lots of free help and advice and Sally-Ann Carroll has some seasonal ideas to help you and your knits sparkle and shine. Bill King shows us how to knit some spectacular 3D fabric, Karin Rogalski has a great stash buster and Iris Rowe’s Mother Goose is heading straight for the Toy Box. Passap knitters have a classy man’s sweater to knit, along with a feature on using the Japanese holding position technique. There’s always help and advice in Dear Anne plus news, reviews and club details for ideas and inspiration.

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