The cover design on our full-colour August 2023 issue is a comfy-fit top in self-striping yarn and we’ve our usual mix of patterns for men, women and children on standard gauge, LK-150 mid-gauge and chunky machines. With temperatures on the rise, we’ve a good selection of summer tops. Claire Newberry shows how to use some of the sections of the Graphics Studio in DAK and Bill King guides us through the gentle art of turning work on the machine. Alison Dupernex knits a cardigan in Bourette Silk, then hand-dyes with Indigo and we share the story of knitwear designer Ann Blackwell’s move from Nottingham to New York. Dee Crew adds pretty hems to a garment after the main pieces have been knitted and the exceptional talent of Susan Guagliumi offers lots of free help and advice. Think pink! It’s a shade that flatters us all, says Sally-Ann Carroll and Fay Butcher adds a finishing touch to Passap garments. Our mail order shop is open and we always have help and advice in Dear Anne plus news, reviews and club details.