Boys' Ski Mask


Source:  http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2010/10/time-for-some-good-old-fashioned.html

SIZE: Fits 4-8 yr. old.

MATERIALS: Boys’ Mask: Knitting worsted, 2 ozs. yellow (Y), 2 ozs. red (R), small amount black (BL). Yellow and red pipe cleaners/ Set of 10’’ dp needles No. 6. (Or English size 7.) Steel crochet hook No. 00. Tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 9 sts = 2’’; 6 rnds = 1’’ (stockinette st). See page 22, “You Must Be Sure to Check Your Gauge.”


MASK: With Y, loosely cast on 98 sts; divide evenly on 3 needles. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark end of rnd. Work in k 1, p 1 ribbing for 2 1/2’’.

First Dec Rnd: K 1, p 1 for 9 sts, * p 2 tog, k 2 tog, work in ribbing for 10 sts, repeat from * around, end p 2 tog, k 2 tog, p 1 – 84 sts. Continue in ribbing as established for 2’’.

2nd Dec Rnd: * K 5, k 2 tog, repeat from * around – 72 sts. Break off Y, join R. Work even in stockinette st (k each rnd) for 4 rnds.

Back Inc Rnd: Inc 1 st (to inc 1 st, pick up horizontal strand between st just knitted and next st, place it on left-hand needle, k 1 st in back of this strand), k to last 2 sts of rnd, inc 1 st as before, k 2 – 74 sts. K 4 rnds even, repeat back inc rnd – 76 sts.

Shape Mouth: Rnd 1: K 33 sts, bind off 10 sts, k to end of rnd – 66 sts.

Rnd 2: K to bound-off sts, cast on 15 sts, mark 8th cast-on st for center st, k to end of rnd – 81 sts.

Rnd 3: K to 1 st before marked st, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, mark last st on right-hand needle, k to end – 79 sts.

Rnd 4: Repeat back inc rnd – 81 sts.

Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 3 – 79 sts. K 1 rnd.

Rnd 7: K to marked st, sl marked st, k 1, psso, remove marker, k to end – 78 sts.

Rnd 8: Repeat back inc rnd – 80 sts.

Shape Eyes: Rnd 1: K 30 sts, bind off 20 sts, k to end – 60 sts.

Rnd 2: K to bound-off sts, cast on 20 sts, k to end – 80 sts. K 2 rnds even, repeat back inc rnd, k 4 rnds even, repeat back inc rnd – 84 sts.

Work even in R until piece measures 4 3/4’’ above ribbing when mask is measured at side of face. Break off R, join Y. Work 4 rows. Break off Y, join R. Work even in R until piece measures 6’’ above ribbing.

Shape Top: * Sl 1, k 1, pssp, k 10, repeat from * around. Continue to dec 7 sts every other rnd in same way having 1 st less between decs after each dec rnd 4 times more, then dec same way every rnd until 7 sts remain. Break yarn, leaving 12’’ end. Draw end through remaining sts, fasten securely on wrong side.

FINISHING: From right side, with BL, work 1 row sc around edge of mouth and eyes.

NOSE PIECE: Starting at bottom edge, cast on 6 sts. K 1 row, p 1 row. Dec 1 st each side of next row – 4 sts. P 1 row. Dec 1 st each side of next row – 2 sts. P 1 row. K 6 rows (garter st). K next row, inc 1 st each end – 4 sts. P 1 row, k 1 row. P next row, inc 1 st each side of next row – 6 sts. K 1 row, p 1 row. Bind off. Sew between eyes as pictured.

EMBROIDERY: Note: All embroidery is done in BL using duplicate st (see page 22).


Embroider a line of 8 sts 4 rows under mouth; embroider a line of 9 sts 2 rows above yellow band, centered over nose piece. Embroider “eyebrows” over eyes as pictured. Embroider “war paint” under eyes following chart.


Steam press lightly.

FEATHERS: With R cast on 5 sts, leaving strand for sewing. K 1 row.

Pattern: Row 1: K 2 tog, yo, k 1, yo, k 2 tog.

Row 2: Purl. Repeat these 2 rows 4 times more.

Next Row: K 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog – 3 sts. P 1 row, k 1 row, p 1 row. Next Row: K 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1. P 1 row. Repeat rows 1 and 2 of pattern 4 times. K tog the 5 sts, end off. Run in yarn end. Thread needle with strand from cast-on edge. Run thread through cast-on sts, pull tog, fasten securely. Weave red pipe cleaner through center p st on wrong side. Make another feather same way using Y. Fold feathers in U shape. Sew on above BL line as shown.


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