Clair Crowston (www.machineknittingdesigns-by-clair.co.uk) is on our cover with a pretty summer top in Yeoman Panama 4-ply (www.yeoman-yarns.co.uk). Our selection of 10+ patterns is for standard, LK-150 mid gauge and chunky models includes instructions for converting all of the designs for knitting on standard gauge machines. Our regular features include Clubline and Dear Anne. Fran McCarthy tells it like it is for beginners and . Sally-Ann Carroll has been on the case to help you and your knits pack it all in and holiday in style. Starting Over has reached Part 3 of a mini-series on charting device and Marianne Henio continues her Designer Blog. Bill King shows us that simple ideas are often the best in Masterclass and we always include news, books and fashion plus special reader prices in our Book Review.