From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A balaclava /ˌbæləˈklɑːvə/, also known as a balaclava helmet or ski mask, is a form of cloth headgear designed to expose only part of the face. Depending on style and how it’s worn, only the eyes, mouth and nose, or just the front of the face are unprotected. Versions with a full face opening may be rolled into a hat to cover the crown of the head or folded down as a collar around the neck.
The name comes from their use at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War, referring to a town near Sevastopol in Crimea.
I wrote the machine knit pattern for this many years ago, and have fine-tuned it ready for publishing.
Written for standard gauge, 7 st and 10 rows per inch, or bulky gauge, 4 st and 6 rows per inch, this works up quickly and easily. A ribber is required.
It’s a simple style that pulls over the head with the shaping done like the heel of a sock and is adult sized.
The price on this download is going up to $1.33 USF immediately to cover the 33 cent fee that paypal keeps for every transaction.