This 12ply Balaclava is worked in 1x1 rib, making it both warm and stretchy. Worked in the round, there is no sewing up required. If you spend your weekends at sporting events, or if you’re going skiing, this is just what you need to keep those winter winds at bay.
This style of Balaclava is also available in 8ply.
Pattern sizes: 6-10 yrs, Teen, Lady and Man.
To fit head: 54 (55-56-59) cm [21¼ (21¾-22-23¼) ins].
Yarn required: 1 (1-1-2) balls Panda Magnum 12ply, 100g balls@185m.
Needles required: A set of 5.50mm [UK 5, US 9] double-pointed knitting needles. Wool needle for sewing in ends.
Tension: 22 sts and 23 rows to 10cm [4 ins] over 1x1 rib, using 5.50mm needles.
Pattern rating: Easy.
Please note that this pattern is protected by copyright and you do not have permission to copy or resell this pattern. You may, however, sell the knitted product.
- Includes both centimetres and inches
- Includes four sizes
- Easy pattern rating
Materials you need at home:
- Yarn required 1 (1-1-2) balls Panda Magnum 12ply, 100g balls@185m.
- Needles required A set of 5.50mm [UK 5, US 9] double-pointed knitting needles.
- Wool needle for sewing in ends.
I have been addicted to knitting for over 35 years (I started very young!) and I love being able to take a ball of yarn and a pair of needles and make something gorgeous and individual yet practical.
As a child I designed and knitted clothes for my toy elephants (elephants are my other obsession), during high school I knitted baby clothes and sold them at local craft markets then during my university days I knitted for a local yarn shop. While knitting was my passion, at that stage I never thought of making it my career.
After spending 10 years in the medical profession I came across a job ad for a knitting pattern design writer and suddenly I realised it was possible to combine my passion with my work. I was lucky enough to get that job and I have been working as a pattern writer, pattern designer and proofreader ever since.
As well as creating my own designs, I continue to work for yarn companies in Australia and overseas.
Along with my love of knitting, I hold Diplomas in both Comprehensive Writing and Professional Book Editing, Proofreading and Publishing.
I love what I do and I hope you will enjoy knitting my patterns as much as I have enjoyed creating them.