Balaclava.

 

You need one pair of size 10 (3 1/4mm) needles and one pair of size 8 (4mm) needles and 100grams of double knitting wool.

 

With size 8 needles, cast on 150 stitches.

 

1rst row; K2, (P2, K2) to end of row.

2nd row; P2, (K2, P2) to end of row.

Repeat 1rst and 2nd rows until work measures 6ins.

 

(K2Next row, P2) 3 times and slip these stitches on to a safety pin,

 (K2Next row, P2) to last 12 stitches and slip these on to a safety pin.

 

Continuing in rib, decrease 1 stitch at each end of next 4 rows, then the following 2 alternate rows (114 stitches).

 

Continue until work measures 12-1/2ins.

 

Crown.

., Work 71, S1, K2 tog1rst row:  psso, turn.

2nd row:  Work 29, P3 tog., turn.

, Work 29, S1, K13rd  row:  psso, turn.

4th  row:  Work 29, P2 tog., turn.

Work 29, S1, K2 tog.,5th  row:  psso turn.

6th  row:  Work 29, P3 tog., turn

 

Repeat from 3rd to 6th row 12 times  

then 3rd and 4th rows once (30 stitches).

 

Next row: Work to end, pick up and P1 along the side edge of next row down.

Next row: Work to end, pick up and K1 along the side edge of next row down.

repeat last 2 rows.

 

Next row: Work to end, pick up and P1 along the side edge of next row down.

Next row: Work to end, pick up and P1 along the side edge of next row down.

repeat last 2 rows.(38 stitches).

 

Break off wool and leave stitches on the needle.

 

Slip 12 stitches from first safety pin on to a size 10 needle.

 

Rejoin wool and pick up and knit 20 stitches along side edge to stitches on the needle, work 38 stitches from the needle, pick up and knit 20 stitches along side edge to stitches on the second safety pin and work these 12 stitches (102 stitches).

 

1rst row; P2, (K2, P2) to end.

2nd row; K2, (P2, K2) to end.

Repeat last 2 rows twice, then 1rst row once.

 

Cast off loosely in rib.

 

Sew front neck seam.

 

 

 

                                   

 

 

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