Top down socks with shapely contrast colour toes and heels. The afterthought heels are innovatively shaped with four sets of decreases, to cup the base of the heel like a traditional heel turn. Stitches are increased while placing stitches on hold for the heel, so that there are enough stitches on the sole to wrap around the instep. These are then decreased as for a traditional gusset. Step by step photos are provided for removing the holding yarn and setting up the heel to insure a neat, hole free result.
Yarn: Sock yarn
Needles: 2.25mm DPNs
Size: small, medium and large
Mareel contains elements of two classic shawl designs a Pi shawl and a Shetland Hap. The centre is worked as a half Pi shawl, from which the striped feather and fan border continues with shaping worked into the feather and fan pattern. The edging is then knit sideways onto the live border stitches.
Yarn: Sport weight wool or wool blend yarn
Needles: 3.75mm 50cm circular
Size: Approximately 153cm at top
A slightly slouchy Fair Isle patterned beanie. Deep ribbing keeps things simple and streamlined from the front, with the colourful Fair Isle as a beautiful surprise when you turn your head.
Yarn: 4 ply wool, shown in Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight
Needles: 3mm 40cm circular
3.5mm 40cm circular and DPNs
Size: Finished circumference 44(49,56)cm. Finished length 24cm.