This month a new Bea Roberts design is on the cover. We’ve 8 designs (with 11 patterns) for standard gauge, LK150 mid gauge machines and chunky models including conversion notes to help everyone knit any design on any machine. Our clown pattern will be popular and our regular features include Clubline, Dear Anne and Style File. Joan Lafferty looks back at MKM’s 27 years and Bill King reminds us that checks are a very big knitwear trend for the coming season. Jo Newton has helped a reader wanting a motif for a boy in the beaver branch of scouting and Carl Boyd designs a Fair Isle coat with the look of brocade. Alice Wilmshurst has lots of hints and tips plus some patterns to try and our regular features include masses of news, books and fashion in Newsline plus Book Review with reader savings. Kamalini Trentham has reached Part 4 of her lace series and reader Sue Dodge walks down memory lane. Our Stash Box patterns this month are some gorgeous cushions and sachets to make from oddments.