Lucha Libre by Kelli Ladwig

Lucha Libre

November 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
294 yards (269 m)
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Pattern description from Son of Stitch ‘n Bitch: “This mask was designed for my son, who brought home a packing list for a winter campout that included a wool balaclava. The only one we had was old, acrylic, and unraveling. Using the old one as a model, I attempted to design a new one with my son’s input so it would meet three criteria: It could not be too uncool to pack, unpack, or wear; it had to be comfortable; and it had to be warm, too. I made a number of attempts, and this masquadore mask is the final version of our design. Not only does my son love it, but it’s been a hit with every male who’s seen it, from the guy at the UPS counter to the four-year-old boys in the class I teach. It’s made in face-friendly super-soft merino wool, great colors, and is a fun, quick knit. You’ll have lots of inquiries about what you are making with this project.”


  • One size fits all
  • 19.5-inch circumference, 14-inch finished length


  • Karabella Aurora 8 (100% extrafine merino wool; 50g/98yd)
  • MC: 2 balls #15 royal blue or #12 green
  • CC: 1 ball #1250 white or #36 yellow
  • US 7 (4.5mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 5 (3.75mm) straight needles
  • Size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
  • Ten stitch markers