I’m ecstatic today to share with you all my brand-new pattern for: a hand knit face mask!
Because I feel highly that a reliable face mask style requires to fit conveniently on most deal with types/sizes, “stretchy” and “versatile” are very important essential ideas embodying this task. To this end, and for utmost comfort and wash-ability, I suggest using cotton yarn. You’ll need one skein (100 yards/91 meters) in a sport weight. I utilized, from my stash, Knit Picks Shine Sport, which is available in numerous stunning colors! Any sport weight cotton yarn that you have in your stash will work fantastic too!
A tight gauge is developed by utilizing reasonably thicker yarn coupled with small/tiny needles and used in mix with 1 × 1 ribbing to develop a dense material. If you want, your mask might likewise be layered with a scarf folded and put within, or worn over another mask to supply extra protection.
Short rows are utilized to offer shaping and contour to the mask. There are links on my Resources & & Tutorials page to two short video tutorials I produced you about how to work brief rows, particularly in this pattern. I’ll likewise be composing a post about how to work brief rows later on.
Complete your mask with easy i-cord ear loops or select to make ties instead for a more adjustable fit.
I desire to encourage all of us to be reliable with our face mask(s) by remembering that simply wearing a face mask, whether sewn or hand knit, will not guarantee that a person stays uninfected. Rather, the point of the mask is to reduce the variety of possibly contaminated beads originating from our own nose and mouth as we breathe and speak; and to advise us to keep our hands away from our nose and mouth (and face in basic). In these methods, deal with masks are a terrific tool for protecting both others and ourselves.
I hope you enjoy my new pattern as much as I’ve delighted in producing it! You can get your copy here!*
* P.S. For any who are questioning, I’ve priced this pattern very thoroughly at $1.50 simply to cover my costs in listing it; all of the time, ability, and products that went into creating it are freely given.
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