Fluffy Winter Balaclava - English

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Fluffy Winter Balaclava is a children’s balaclava in stitch pattern worked with three strands together throughout. The three strands make it a warm and lofty winter garment (and a quick knit!), with all the softness and fluffiness of mohair. Work begins in the round at the collar, and short row shaping at the ribbed neckband ensures the perfect fit. The head is worked back and forth, and grafted together with Kitchener stitch. Stitches are then picked up around the face to create a ribbed faceband.

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Sizes: 6 - 12 months (1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 9 years)
Measurements: To fit head circumference: approx. 43-49 (49-52, 52-54, 54-56) cm [17-191⁄4 (191⁄4-201⁄5, 201⁄5- 211⁄5, 211⁄5-22)]"
Yarn: 1 strand of Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino (125 m [137 yd] per 50 gr [1.8 oz]), worsted-weight yarn, 1 (2, 2, 2) balls; + 1 strand of Knitting for Olive Merino (250 m [273 yd] per 50 gr [1.8 oz]), fingering-weight yarn; 1 ball; + 1 strand of Knitting for Olive Soft Silk Mohair (70 % mohair, 30 % silk; 225 m [246 yd] per
25 gr [0.88 oz]) lace-weight yarn; 1 (1, 2, 2) balls
Sample is in size 1 - 3 yrs, with 3 strands together in Plum Clay colorway
Needles:
Size 6 - 12 months: 5.5 mm / US8 and 6.5 mm / US10.5 circular needles
Size 1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 9 years: 6 mm / US10 and 7 mm / US103⁄4 circular needles
Gauge (after blocking):
Size 6 - 12 months: 17 sts and 19 rows = 10 [4"] in stitch pattern (Chart C) with 6.5 mm / US10.5 needles with 3 strands together
Size 1 - 3, 4 - 6 and 7 - 9 years: 16 sts and 18 rows = 10 [4"] in stitch pattern (Chart C) with 7 mm / US103⁄4 needles with 3 strands together
Notions: stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle