Our full-colour October 2021 issue has a super-quick top on the cover, with elongated striping in a single cake of yarn, so there are no yarn changes or ends to sew in. 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 first shines the spotlight on Susan Guagliumi with Part 1 of her exclusive new Bubbles design and technique on a 4-page pull-out. Bill King then gives us the ultimate stash buster, to potentially use up 100 cone ends with a variation on his very popular Spider’s Web design. We’ve another quick and easy top for Passap machines and the second part of three articles on converting Passap patterns for Japanese machines. Iris Rowe knits an elephant for the Toy Box and we’ve six assorted patterns to knit hats for the homeless. Sally-Ann Carroll guides us towards this season’s hit list of clothes for the cooler months and Bill King thrills us with racked and ruched 3-D fabrics. There’s always help and advice in Dear Anne plus news, reviews and club details for ideas and inspiration.