Knitted blankets (Charity Knitting)

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Mask and balaclavas #1 and #2

I was asked to make a balaclava for a friend who rides an invalid trolley and found the cold wind too much for her face. I was able to find a suitable pattern called Trav's Balaclava, a free download on ravelry. The balaclava is worked in the round.

A pale grey acrylic yarn was chosen, Stylecraft Special DK, shade 1099 Grey. 

By pulling the balaclava over the head, with the head passing
through the gap for the eyes, it can be
 transformed into a neckwarmer/cowl. 

Another friend asked if I could make her a mask to protect her face for when she was riding her bike. The instructions for the balaclava were followed up until the start of the eye opening when all the stitches were cast off. The yarn was supplied by my friend. Knitting essentials DK, shade 991-30, Black Sparkle. 

The same friend then requested a black balaclava made in the same yarn as the mask and following the same pattern as for the grey one. 

Both friends said that they were pleased with their winter warmers. 

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