Mens Ski Mask Knitting Pattern

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Mens Ski Mask Knitting Pattern- this warm and cozy mask is designed to cover the face and protect it from cold weather during winter activities.

Mens Ski Mask Knitting Pattern

This knit ski mask for men (also known as a balaclava or face mask) is a warm and cozy winter hat that covers the head, neck, and face, providing full protection from the cold. It is made from a soft, knit fabric and typically has a simple, stretchy design that makes it easy to wear.

This knitted balaclava covers the face, ears, and head, providing warmth and protection from the cold. It can be worn over the nose or under the chin.


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Mens Ski Mask Knitting Pattern

Mens Ski Mask Knitting Pattern

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Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Barley (2 skeins)
Needles: Size US 8 16-inch circular knitting needles
Gauge: 2 inches = 8 sts in Stockinette stitch
Size: Men’s one size

Pattern instructions:

Cast on 76 sts. Join ends together and place a marker on the first stitch.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 4 inches.

Next round: *K19. M1. Rep from * around. (80 sts)
Knit in rounds until work from last row of ribbing measures 5 inches.

Face opening: Next round: K29. Cast off next 22 sts. Knit to the end of the round. Remove marker. Knit to end of row. (58 sts)

Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS). Purl.
2nd row: (RS). K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. (56 sts)
3rd and alt rows: Purl.
4th row: Knit.
6th row: Knit.
8th row: Knit.
9th row: K1. M1. Knit to last st. M1. K1. (58 sts)
10th row: Knit to end of row. Cast on 22 sts over cast-off sts. K29. PM. (80 sts)

Knit in rounds until work from the last row of opening measures 3 inches. 

Shape the top of the head
(switching to double- pointed needles when necessary or use magic loop)
1st round: *K6. K2tog. Rep from *around. (70 sts)
2nd and alt rounds: Knit.
3rd round: *K5. K2tog. Rep from * around. (60 sts)
5th round: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. (50 sts)
7th round: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. (40 sts)
9th round: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. (30 sts)
11th round: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. (20 sts)
13th round: *K2tog. Rep from * around. (10 sts)

Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches using a yarn needles. Remove the stitches from the knitting needles and pull to tighten. Weave in ends. 

Optional: single crochet around the face opening to give it a more finished look.

Mens Ski Mask Knitting Pattern
Mens Ski Mask Knitting Pattern

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