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Ninja Bike Mask (of awesomeness)

Knitting
November 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch in 2x2 rib
US 1 - 2.25 mm
408 yards (373 m)
adjustable
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Updates:

  • Nov 2010: Version 0.4 is up! Tweaked text, simplified instructions, added more photos.

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This pattern is HIGHLY customizable and is a work in progress (nicer than rough notes, not as nice as a formal pattern). As such, there’s a lot of math and twiddling involved. Be warned! And please use your own best judgement and try it on lots while knitting this up!

I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the construction! I’d LOVE to get back feedback on how to improve the “pattern”.


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Stealthy as a fox
Sleek as a ferret
And silent like a slug in the night

My partner and I are both avid urban cyclists. We bike to work, to the movies, to the grocery store. Everywhere, really. But when the weather gets cold and the roads get snowy, I tuck my bicycle away in the basement where it sleeps and waits for sunny weather again. My partner, however, has got more spunk. A little snow? No problem! Sub zero temperatures? Bah!

Although he does not complain, I know his cheeks get cold and his nose goes numb. Cold bits are nothing to sneeze about, so I decided to do something about it.

I thought about balaclavas (and even made one), but I wanted the eyes completely clear and unimpeded. Safety first! A covered head also means annoying helmet adjustments and, really, the top of the head doesn’t get cold that easily when biking (there’s all that hair!).

So I settled on a mask. But why settle for just a mask when you can make …

… A NINJA MASK!!*