Our cover design is a striking Karabee jacket from Anne Baker in black and white 4-ply. We’ve our usual pattern selection for standard, LK-150 mid gauge and chunky models including instructions for converting all of the designs for knitting on standard gauge machines. As well as our usual mix, our designer line-up includes two patterns from Anne Baker, a great cover-up from Roni Knutson and six fabulous hats and scarves in one pattern, using oddments of Yeoman Tibet, from Alison Dupernex. Our regular features include Clubline and Dear Anne. Sally-Ann finds some ‘must have’ party pieces, so we step out in style and we look at neckbands in Part 27 of our major series for beginners. Helen Lewis returns to show us an easy way to use colour by knitting slits and Fran McCarthy reveals her yarn hall of shame for newbies. Bill King shows us how to knit (yes, really!) this year’s Christmas Cards and we also include news, books and fashion plus special reader prices in our Book Review.