Top-Down Market Bag by Binka Schwan

The Confident Beginner pattern is for a reversible bag, using Berroco Weekend. It is worked from the top down, starting with the strap. Once the strap is complete, stitches for the top of the bag are cast on from one end of the strap. The opposite end of the strap is then attached and the remaining stitches for the top of the bag are cast on. The top edge is then joined to work in the round for the body of the bag. The bottom is seamed with the three-needle bind off.

Zick Zack Fingerless Mitts By Heather Storta

Using slip stitches and cables, the diagonal weave pattern in these mitts has the perfect texture and density to keep out the chill. This is a great pattern to try out cabling without a cable needle. The yarn is Miss Babs Keira.

Green Aspen Arm Warmers By Arenda Holladay

These arm warmers use the Garter Stitch Basketweave pattern from the Stitch Anatomy article. Since the arm warmers are worked in the round at the beginning/end of round, the pattern requires a minor modification .