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Post by valentine » August 18, 2006, 1:13 pm

With our new "no holds barred "column not attracting much controvesial subjects, guess we'll have to resort to the knitting.
Has anyone a pattern for those sexy looking balaclavas the Thai men so adore wearing? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by farang » August 18, 2006, 3:36 pm

This balaclava/ski mask is excellent for icy cold
weather and can even be worn under another hat.
It keeps your neck warm also and is the most
requested gift from my friends. Wool is really the
best choice here but I've made it in both Wool Ease
and 100% acrylic for those who don't want wool
rubbing against their face.

Materials:
100 grams of worsted weight yarn
One row marker
Size 7 (US) and Size 8 (US) double pointed
needless (You can also use size 7 and 8
circular needles, 12", up until the top but
you'll still need the size 8 dpns for the
top decreases.)

Gauge: 6 sts = 1 inch, 6 rows = 1 inch over unstretched
K2, P2 ribbing

With size 8 dpns, cast on 92 stitches and
insert row marker to show you where a new
row begins. Join, being careful not to twist.
Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 3 inches. Change to
size 7 dpns, and continue working K2, P2 ribbing
for 4 1/2 more inches (your knitting is now a total
of 7 1/2 inches long).

Face Opening: This is the only possible difficult part to
the pattern but it really isn't that bad. Start the next row
by working in K2, P2 ribbing for 30 stitches, bind off
next 31 stitches, continue working in ribbing over last
31 stitches of row. On next row, work 31 stitches in
established ribbing, cast on 31 stitches over the bound
off stitches of the previous row, and continue in ribbing.
(I generally cast on the 31 sts here using the single
cast-on listed in the Vogue Knitting book).

Count to make sure you still have 92 stitches and keep
knitting in K2, P2 ribbing until the whole piece measures
12 inches long. Now you're ready to discontinue the
ribbing and begin the top of the head decreases.

Change to the size 8 dpns. Knit one row. Knit next row
decreasing 4 stitches evenly spaced across row (88 sts).

First Decrease Row: *K2 tog, K9, repeat from * across
row. (80 sts)
Second Decrease Row: *K2 tog, K8, repeat from * across
row. (72 sts)

Continue decreasing in this matter having 1 less stitch between
decreases until 24 stitches remain. K2tog next row.(12 sts.)
K3tog next row. 4 stitches will remain. With a tapestry needle,
run through remaining 4 stitches and pull tightly. Secure yarn
end to wrong side of balaclava.

Nanette Blanchard in gorgeous Durango, Colorado
author, 'Tis the Season: A Vegetarian Christmas Cookbook
(Simon & Schuster, 95)


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This pattern downloaded from Wool Works: the online knitting compendium
http://www.woolworks.org/

:lol: This balaclava should look nice with your green tights :lol:
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Post by beer monkey » August 18, 2006, 3:47 pm

Excellent info farang.

here are some samples..Image


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Can You Dig It Dug.?

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Post by beer monkey » August 18, 2006, 3:49 pm

and if you are on night time manouvers Val you will need one of these..



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Post by valentine » August 18, 2006, 4:44 pm

beer monkey wrote:and if you are on night time manouvers Val you will need one of these..



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Particuarly liked the one with the peak cap, think thats really me.Made in a nice shade of emerald green will go well with the tights. Are you listening Pop pops?

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Post by BKKSTAN » August 18, 2006, 5:57 pm

Hey Val,didn't use have some interest in ''green tights''?Neighhhhhhhhhhhh

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Post by beer monkey » August 18, 2006, 7:09 pm

and if you want to put the wind up someone try knitting and wearing one of these.. :shock:


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Can You Dig It Dug.?

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Post by valentine » August 18, 2006, 8:02 pm

beer monkey wrote:and if you want to put the wind up someone try knitting and wearing one of these.. :shock:


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Designed specially for smokers I presume.
As an aside to this topic, its amusing to note not even google can match advertising to it.Ha Ha :lol: :lol:

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Post by valentine » August 18, 2006, 8:18 pm

Hey Farang, you really are a man of many talents. Would never have thought dexterity with the old needles would have been one of them though. Don't suppose you've got a pattern for a matching pair of socks, have you? :?: :lol:

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Post by farang » August 18, 2006, 9:23 pm

valentine wrote:Hey Farang, you really are a man of many talents. Would never have thought dexterity with the old needles would have been one of them though. Don't suppose you've got a pattern for a matching pair of socks, have you? :?: :lol:


dexterity with the old needles has been getting out of hand recently,i have recently joined the `Extreme knitting circle`so i`ll knit you a pair the next time i`m plumeting towards the earth :lol:
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Post by beer monkey » August 18, 2006, 10:43 pm

who used to have there hand knitted mittens stitched on to their coat with a peice of ribbon or similar when they where a small child ? come on .Image

you don't see that sort of thing nowadays.
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Post by beer monkey » August 18, 2006, 11:14 pm

thought this was worth mentioning seeing as we have a knitting topic now.just a story from a few months back in the UK.

The classic red bodywork consists of 250 squares of garter stitch made by Lauren and 20 family members and friends.

The windows are V-shaped stocking stitch, while the details are crochet and the badge is embroidered.

It's all supported by a steel frame which Lauren, 22, of Greatham, Hants, welded herself..Image




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Post by valentine » August 19, 2006, 7:25 am

Nice one BM. How about it Farang? One in a nice shade of British Racing green perhaps?

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Post by BKKSTAN » August 19, 2006, 7:51 am

:lol: :lol: Your just a bunch of perverts :!: You are destroying this forum with your silly nonsense and jokes :P I would appreciate it if you would all ''shape up'' :roll: And do it now :!: Or else :!: Why are you all so selfish :?: Why do you not consider my ''feelings'' :?: Do you know how important I am :?: Whoops,don't answer that last one :!: Can't you just''grow up'' and act in a manner that suits my mood :!: I am going to sic my Mia Noi on you as punishment(after I catch up on back support payments) :!:

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Post by valentine » August 19, 2006, 8:11 am

Never mind Stan. I'm sure you'll get an invite to the next meeting of the WVS knitting circle where we will all be able to see Farang plaining and pearling and occassionally dropping one !!while he's making my socks. :lol:

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