Apurimac Hat by Leslie Gonzalez

This hat, designed by Leslie Gonzalez, accompanies the Fashion Framework article on earflap hats. A strip of colored squares is worked first. In the middle of the strip a short-row triangle is formed. Then stitches are picked up along the curved edge, this being the basic way to form the earflap. From there the squares can be embellished by checkerboard and even alternating triangles around the base. The earflap is shaped using two mirrored double decreases at the center. When approximately one third of the stitches are left, the flap is folded in half and joined.

Icarus Infinity Scarf by Gretchen Hines-Ward

The pattern in this issue is from Gretchen Hines-Ward who is working on Level 1 and Taming Tension. The Icarus Infinity Scarf using ArtYarns Silk Essence and is worked on the bias. It would be a lovely addition to any holiday outfit.

Learn Something New!

The topic for Learn Something New! is how to use the technique of spit and splice. You can practice this technique by making the Dragonfly Ski Headband. The Dragonfly Top also uses this technique.

Black and White Hat by Carolyn Vance

This simple hat, designed by Carolyn Vance, is the perfect match to the Black and White Mittens in this issue and can be worked from the same 100g hanks. A single line of red, topped by a black and white herringbone braid adds visual interest to the edge of the hat and discourages curling

Wheat Chain Socks by Heather Storta

These socks designed by Heather Storta are worked toe-up with a reverse heel-flap heel and a center-sole gusset. The gusset placement allows the sock to fit more snugly at the arch than traditionally constructed socks. To ensure a good fit, accurate measurement is needed before starting the gusset increase section.

Bubbles Tunic By Arenda Holladay

This tunic features an A-line shape and a turtleneck. After the back and front are worked and blocked, the duplicate stitch is added. It is much easier to embroider a flat piece! The sleeves are worked top-down using short rows.