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Ribbed Balaclava No. 1

Ribbed Balaclava No. 1

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Buy two or more skeins of the yarn we used for this project and get the pattern for free! (automatically discounted when all are added to your cart).

This is the coziest balaclava! This pattern is knit using two strands of yarn held together and in a 1 x 1 rib making it so warm and squishable.

It's knit from the bottom up both in the round and back and forth. Stitches are put on hold for the face opening and picked up later to create the edging. The top is made with short rows, though without those picky wrap & turns, so it's much easier than usual.

(refer to this page for skill level descriptions)

tubular or stretchy cast on, working in the round, knitting, purling, knitting in a rib, putting stitches on hold, advanced decreases (k2tog, p2tog, ssk, ssp, etc), picking up stitches, weaving in ends.

550 yards of fingering weight yarn held double, or 275 yards of worsted weight yarn held single

We used one and a quarter skeins of Manos del Uruguay Alegria for ours, so getting two skeins means you'll have plenty extra to make the neck or face opening longer.

7 sts & 6.5 rounds per inch in 1 x 1 ribbing after blocking

US 8 / 5 mm 16” circulars
Optional: US 5 / 3.75 mm 16” circulars for tubular cast on

scissors, darning/tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers

17” head circumference, 13” tall, 8” face opening height, 4” neck height

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