Wavy Balaclava Knitting Pattern
An I-cord edge around the face is created as you knit, which makes the balaclava easy to try on while knitting. At the bottom, the neck
ribbing is knitted in the round. The balaclava has a simple shape and is fun to knit.
What makes it unique is the choice of materials: play with yarns in varying textures or use up leftovers from your stash to create your own unique balaclava with colourblock waves.
Sizing: Sizes 1 (2) 3 are designed to fit a head circumference of 55-56 (57-58) 59-60 cm / 21.75 - 22 (22.5 - 22.75) 23.25 - 23.5 inches.
Width of the finished Balaclava laying flat:
16,5 (19) 21,5 cm / 6.5 (7.5) 8.5 inches.
Gauge: 24 stitches and 18 ridges (36 rows) equals 10 x10 cm / 4 x 4 inches in garter wave stitch, measured after washing and blocking.
Material: Play with yarns in varying textures and colours to create your very own unique wavy balaclava. You can either use one strand of DK yarn or two strands of fingering weight yarn or one strand of fingering weight yarn held together with two strands of lace yarn.
Yarn used in the green balaclava:
Yarn 1: Hobbii Evergreen (100% organic wool, 230m / 251yds per 50g), Hunter Green, 257 (313) 391m / 281 (342) 427 yds, holding 2 strands togther.
Yarn 2: Friends Kid Silk (72% mohair, 25% silk, 3% wool, 200m / 218 yds per 25g), Pastel Green, 104 (120) 128m / 114 (131) 140 yds, holding 2 strands of Kid Silk together with 1 strand of Evergreen.
Yarn used in the teak balaclava:
Yarn 1: Navia Trio (100% wool, 120m / 131yds per 50g), Vintage Teak, (53) 63m / 53 (58) 69 yds.
Yarn 2: Navia Lamb (80% alpaca, 15 % wool and 5 % polyamide, 140m / 153yds per 50g), Vintage Teak, 39 (48) 59m / 43 (53) 65 yds.
Yarn 3: Navia Alpaca (100% alpaca, 230m / 251yds per 25g), Vintage Teak, 258 (295) 331m / 282 (323) 362 yds, holding three strands of yarn 3 together.
The Wavy balaclava is perfect for using up leftover scraps from the stash.