The cosiest alternative to a scarf that will keep your head and neck warm simultaneously (and stylishly!), allowing you to enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather.
If you haven’t yet jumped on the balaclava trend but have been eyeing one up with curiosity, now is your moment to go for it! The Beild balaclava couldn’t be any cosier and is the ideal styling piece for colder months, with a neck that is designed to be long enough to tuck into your outerwear and keep out all draughts. The simple to work mini waffle stitch pattern creates a thick but lightweight fabric that creates lots of little pockets to trap air and keep you and your face extra toasty!
Get the pattern
The Beild Balaclava is currently exclusive to the Knitworthy 7 collection and will be released as an individual pattern in mid-December.
Our latest collection of beautiful accessory patterns, perfect to gift. Knitworthy 7 comprises of six patterns and this year includes access to a dedicated community group in the Knitwork!
Using a single strand of chunky yarn, or a fluffy laceweight held together with worsted, this balaclava is worked from the top-down with a fun construction that’s a little like turning a sock heel. This is a wonderful project for knitters growing in confidence with their skills, as the bulk of the pattern is worked in an easy waffle stitch, which gives the balaclava it’s beautiful shape and warming properties. A neat finish is created at the face opening with a stylish ribbed border.
Skills for knitting this project
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baby[toddler, child–adult small, adult medium, adult large, adult x-large]
To fit head circumference of approx: 16[18, 20, 22, 24, 26]” / 40[45, 50, 55, 60, 65]cm
Width from front opening to centre back approx: 7 1/2[9, 9 1/2, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2]” / 19[22.5, 24, 26.5, 27.5, 29]cm.
Length at centre back approx: 12[14 1/4, 15 1/2, 17 3/4, 20, 22 1/4]” / 30[35.5, 39, 44.5, 50, 55.5]cm.
Chunky or worsted weight held with lace weight.
210[240, 275, 310, 350, 390] yds / 195[220, 250,
285, 320, 360]m
These yarns held together throughout the balaclava.
Knitting for Olive Heavy Merino (100% merino,
137yds / 125m, 50g) in Marzipan
Knitting for Olive Soft Silk Mohair (70% mohair, 30%
silk, 246 yds / 225m, 25g) in Marzipan
Woolfolk Luft in (55% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino, 45%
Pima Cotton, 109 yds / 100m, 50g) in L7
Needles and notions
US 8 / 5mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle
US 10 / 6mm 24” / 60cm or longer circular needle
Pdf file versions
This pattern includes the following pdf formats:
Regular pdf with written directions.
Low vision accessible pdf with only written directions.
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