Gatan Balaclava by Simone Alexandra Ærsøe

Gatan Balaclava

Knitting
February 2021
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Lace
= Light Fingering ?
29 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Rib knitted flat
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
547 - 667 yards (500 - 610 m)
1 (2)
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The Gatan balaclava is knit bottom up with 2 strands of yarn held together. First the neck is worked in the round and then a garter rib pattern is worked flat for the head section. The back of the neck and the top of the head has simple but effective shaping for a better fit and visual interest. The top of the head is turned similarly to a heel (explained in the pattern) and stitches are picked up around the face opening for the finishing rib edge.

Sizes
1 (2)

Measurements
Fits head circumference of
56 (58) cm / 22 (23) inches


Finished length
With unfolded neck
30 (31) cm / 10 ¾ (11 ¼)

With folded neck
35 (36) cm / 13 ¾ (14 ¼) inches

Gauge
29 sts x 44 rows per 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches
Gauge swatch is worked flat in garter rib stitch using size B needles

Suggested needles
Size A 3 mm (40 cm) / US 2.5 (16 inches) circular needles or 3 mm / US 2.5 dpns
Size B 3.25 mm (40 cm) / US 3 (16 inches) circular needles or 3.25 mm / US 3 dpns
Or needles that give you gauge

Skill level
2 out of 5