The cover design on our full-colour May 2023 issue is a comfy raglan sweater and we’ve our usual mix of patterns for men, women and children on standard gauge, LK-150 mid-gauge and chunky machines. We’ve also included a much requested 6-piece baby’s layette including a shawl in 3-ply. Diane Wharton shares her life in machine knitting in Design Spot this month and we showcase her new eBook. Claire Newberry takes DesignaKnit users behind the scenes and you’ll love Cables, the new book from Bill King. Alison Dupernex uses shades of autumn, seascape and shoreline for her trio of jackets and Bill King surprises us with another overlooked technique in this month’s Masterclass. Fay Butcher knits tuck stitch with a Deco card to produce a reversible fabric and Dee Crew knits a rolled-edge braid using tuck stitch. Steven Jünemann shares domestic machine knitting techniques he’s used for his International Collection and the exceptional talent of Susan Guagliumi offers lots of free help and advice. Lace is now a must-have for any knitted wardrobe, so Sally-Ann Carroll points the way. Our mail order shop is open and we always have help and advice in Dear Anne plus news, reviews and club details.