Our full-colour June 2021 issue has a pretty slipover on the cover, for when we need an extra layer. We’ve our usual mix of designs and we always tell you how to knit all our patterns on standard gauge machines. This month, Designer Special shines on three of our top designers with their original designs for standard gauge machines. We’ve two Sue Booth designs, a new Alison Dupernex plating design and a Nina Miklin design for men and special yarn offer. We’ve some useful tips for Passap knitters plus the kids’ version of last month’s multi-size family classic pattern for round and V-neck sweaters in Half Fisherman’s Rib. Iris Rowe has knitted more animals to fill her Noah’s Ark and we shine the Spotlight on Marie Bruhat, a French knitwear designer working on the Scottish Island of Fair Isle. Sally-Ann Carroll helps us take it easy this summer, with not a waistband in sight and Karin Rogalski has knitted a quick stash-buster. Bill King combines plating with intarsia (yes, really!) to produce some fabulous fabric and there’s always lots of help and advice in Dear Anne plus news, reviews and club details for lots of ideas and inspiration.