This month it’s all about the 1940s. We bring you 25 vintage patterns - including some designs based on original patterns, with special thanks to the Knitting & Crochet Guild. Elegant and timeless, the designs range from a Lotus Lace jumper perfect for all seasons to a Bonnie that will add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. If it’s accessories you’re after, then knit a gorgeous Katharine Turban or a Candy Lane beret and matching wristwarmers. Sit back, relax and take a look at Kirstie Allsopp talking about her experience as a left-handed knitter in our feature The queen of crafts. With a great range of patterns and inspiration plus all our regular features, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in the May issue of Knitting, out now!