Medieval Knight’s Coif by Barbara Larrue
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Medieval Knight’s Coif

February 2010
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
684 yards (625 m)
One size fits age 6 to adult
This pattern is available for C$4.50.

Katia’s Luxury Yarn was the inspiration for making a Coif for a medieval knight. This pattern is based on armour worn around 1200 AD because by 1300, armour had started to incorporate metal plates which are a little hard to knit.

The coif is knit from the bottom up with a choice of a garter stitch or lace border. Decreases through the yoke create the mantle and then 4” of ribbing for the neck create a comfortable fit. The helmet is a basic balaclava with increases, decreases and short rows to accommodate the shape of the head. The finishing for the helmet is a border of ribbing around the face opening.

Optionally, you may add beads to the bottom border, which may not be that authentic but little girls love beads on their costumes

Please check your guage before starting!

You will need 3 pairs of 4.5 mm needles, 16” circular, 24” circular and straight needles.