"Maschera" Hooded Cowl Face Mask by Lauren Riker
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"Maschera" Hooded Cowl Face Mask

January 2014
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in basket cable pattern with yarn held double
US 11 - 8.0 mm
872 yards (797 m)
One Size
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Are you looking for a fashionable way to keep your face and ears warm this Winter? Do you want to wear a face mask but are afraid of looking like a robber? Fear no more, your favorite new Winter accessory is here! Maschera was designed to keep you snug and styling all at the same time. Inspired by the JUL Venetian Hinge hardware used to close the cowl, Maschera features a Basket Cable stitch pattern reminiscent of the Venice canals. The snap closures allow you to wear this design in two ways - as a draped cowl, or wrapped around your head to convert into a face mask. However you choose to wear it, you will look and feel awesome!

Maschera features 2 JUL Venetian Hinges in Aubergine. You can also use large buttons to close the cowl. 2 strands of Aran weight yarn are held double for this design, if you desire to use a single strand I would recommend using a bulky weight yarn (and the yardage required will be half!)

This piece was designed for The Fiber Factor Knitting Design Contest - Challenge 6 “Accessorize”! We were challenged to design an accessory inspired by a piece of JUL hardware we were given. You can check out the final pieces and judging from the challenge here.

This pattern was updated and reformatted by Lauren Riker on July 23rd, 2015. If you purchased the previous version from Skacel and would like the updated version, please e-mail your receipt to girlyknits@gmail.com and I will gift the new pattern to you.