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Intarsia Balaclava Knitting Pattern

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The Intarsia Balaclava is all about knitting intarsia: is knitted from the top down creating geometrical shapes.

The sides of the balaclava are knitted flat with intarsia in garter stitch. The ribbing at the bottom and around the face is knitted with the intarsia technique in rounds.

Add more colour to your wardrobe with this playful accessory!

In addition to a detailed PDF, the knitting instructions also contain video tutorials.

Sizes 1 (2) are designed to fit a head circumference of
55-58 (58-61) cm / 21.5 - 23 (23 - 24) inches.

Width of the finished Balaclava laying flat:
17.5 (19.5) cm / 6.75 (7.75) inches.

20 stitches and 40 rows equals 10 x10 cm / 4 x 4 inches
in garter stitch, using 3.5 mm / US 4 needles and measured after washing and blocking.

You can either use one strand of DK yarn or one strand of fingering weight yarn held together with two strands of lace yarn.

Yarn used in the pattern:
One strand of KAOS YARN Soft Merino (100% organic merino, 225m / 246yds per 50g) held together with
Two strands of KAOS YARN Brushed Alpaca (100% organic alpaca, 225m / 246yds per 25g)

The shapes are perfect for using up leftover scraps from the stash.

Colour A:
60m / 58yds DK yarn or
59m / 65yds fingering and 103m / 113yds lace yarn.

Colour B:
42m / 46yds DK yarn or
47m / 51yds fingering and 94m / 103yds lace yarn.

Colour C:
70m / 70yds DK yarn or
69m / 75yds fingering and 125m / 137yds lace yarn.

Colour D:
47m / 51yds DK yarn or
50m / 55yds fingering and 95m / 104yds lace yarn.

Colour E:
47m / 51yds DK yarn or
50m / 55yds fingering and 95m / 104yds lace yarn.

Difficulty: intermediate
If you know how to knit intarsia it is easy, if it is your first time knitting intarsia it will take a little practice.
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