Sunday Balaclava Baby
The Sunday Balaclava Baby is worked from the top down in rib, which at the neck transitions to a circular yoke with rib and increases. First a square is worked for the top of the head. Then stitches are picked up and knitted along both sides of the square with decreases along the face opening. The balaclava is worked back and forth down to under the chin, where it is joined to be worked in the round in rib and shaped with increases. At the end, a rib edge is worked around the face opening.
Sizes: 1- 3 (3-6) months
Fits head circumference: 38-40 (40-43) cm [15-15¾ (15¾-17) inches]
Gauge: 26 sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] in rib (k2, p2) on 4 mm [US6] needles after wash
Needles: Circular needles: 4 mm [US6] / 40 and 60 cm [16 and 24 inches] and 3.5 mm [US4] / 40 cm [16 inches]; Double-pointed needles: 4 mm [US6]
Materials: Approx. 51 (55) g Double Sunday by Sandnes Garn (50 g = 108 m [118 yds])
Difficulty: ★ ★ (2 out of 5)
See the classification of difficulty here.
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The white Sunday Balaclava Baby is knitted in Double Sunday by Sandnes Garn in the color Almond .
Picking up stitches:
German Short Rows:
Picking up stitches for rib around face opening: