Korshavn Balaclava Kit

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Color: Lang Yak - Natural 0094 2 balls


Korshavn Balaclava is worked back and forth in basket weave according the chart on a long circular needle. First, you work the balaclava’s top, where after you pick up stitches along the side edges. Work back and forth in pattern, before you close the balaclava to the round and work the neck’s ribbing. Finally, you pick up stitches along the face opening and work these stitches in rib in the round. The knit stitches are worked through the back loop and all stitches are cast off with the Italian method with double face.

The kit does not include the pattern - the pattern can be bought separately at this link:



Check the sizes and measurements first. Get familiar with the chart and the structure, before you start knitting. Knit a gauge swatch first, so that you hit the correct gauge. Take measurements after washing and blocking. You might have to change the needle size to hit the correct gauge.

S (M)

Size guide
Fits a head circumference of approx. 53-56 (57-60) cm.

Width: approx. 21 (23) cm measured flat layed on side.
Length: approx. 31 (32) cm measured flat layed on side.
Measured after washing and blocking.

17/10 in basket weave pattern on needle 5 mm
(17 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm)
Measured after washing and blocking.

Circular needle 5 mm (60 eller 80 cm)
Double pointed needles 4 mm (40 cm)

Alternative 1: 100 (150) g Vams Pt3 by Rauma Garn (50 g = 83 m) one strand.


Alternative 2: 100 (100) g Peruvian Highland Wool by Filcolana (110 m / 50 g) knit together with 25 (25) g Tilia by Filcolana (210 m / 25 g). Note: it is recommended to go up half a needle size if you knit with Peruvian Highland Wool and silk mohair.

Special techniques

  • Basket weave pattern according to chart
  • M1R and M1L (right and left increase)
  • Knit tbl
  • Italian cast off with double face

Hand wash, lay flat to dry.

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