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5456 Men's Balaclava, Ribbed Hat and Gloves

We're not sure of the original publication year, though it looks Bullitt-era (c. 1968) to us. But we're thrilled that Wendy has reprinted these pieces. A good balaclava is an occasional essential (Vivien Leigh knitted them for her first husband during WWII), a watchcap with a generous turnback is always a classic (though perhaps without the pompom), and these gloves-- textured as in the colour photo, or plain and full or short-fingered-- will never look stale. Timeless standbys, to make in a DK/8 ply so they won't take forever. All pieces are worked flat. Tension (gauge) varies. A generic DK gauge is given below; needle size may change, so check data page.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • no schematics
  • sewing required
  • fall/winter
  • straight (flat)
  • all pieces to fit average man; see data page
  • digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.0 mm
    • US 6
    • 22.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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