Knitting pattern for November Balaclava by PetiteKnit.
The November Balaclava is worked from the top down in fisherman’s rib. First, a square is worked for the top of the head. Then stitches are picked up and knitted along the sides of the square and the balaclava is worked back and forth to under the chin, where it is joined in the round. At the end, a rib edge is worked around the face opening.
The balaclava has a feminine fit, as it covers the ears, but not the forehead or sides of the face. Note that the measurements given for the finished balaclava are for after it has been washed. The hat should be washed before wearing as the fisherman’s rib grows giving the hat the correct size.
Note! Begin by working a swatch to determine which needle size you need to achieve the correct gauge. Wash and block the swatch before taking any measurements.
This pattern is a printed and physical pattern, which will be sent to you by postal. Therefore an extra postage will be added to your order.
Sizes: S/M (L/XL)
Fits head circumference: 54-58 (58-61) cm [21¼-22¾ (22¾-24) inches]
Width of hat: 18 (20) cm [7 (8) inches] (measured with the hat lying flat on its side)
Gauge: 16 sts x 36 rows in fisherman's rib on ndl 4,5 mm = 10 x 10 cm before washing; the equivalent of 14 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in fisherman’s rib on 4.5 mm [US7] needles after washing, as fisherman’s rib grows with washing and wear.
(note that 36 rows in fisherman’s rib are counted as 18 knit sts).
Suggested needles: Circular ndl 4,5 mm (40 cm and 60 cm)
100 (100) g Peruvian Highland Wool by Filcolana (50 g = 100 m [109 yds]) or
Peer Gynt by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 91 m [98 yds]) held together with
25 (25) g Silk Mohair by Isager Yarn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) or
Tynn Silk Mohair by Sandnes Garn (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) or Tilia by Filcolana (25 g = 212 m [232 yds]) or
Brushed Lace by Mohair By Canard (25 g = 212 m [232 yds])
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