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Venetian Mask

Extract from 30 Min-Knits • By Carol Meldrum • Published by Search Press

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$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
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Time
30 mins

You shall go to the ball with this Venetian-inspired knitted mask.
The mask is knitted from the centre out towards the edge and will be completed within 30 minutes. The finishing off will take slightly longer, but it’s worth it.

Tension
Approx. 25 sts x 32 rows ?= 10 cm (4 in) in stocking stitch

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  • Step 1

    Mask worked in 2 parts
    Using 3.25 mm (US 3) needles, cast on 9 sts.
    Row 1: Knit to end.
    Row 2: Purl to end.
    Row 3: K8, M1, K1 (10 sts).
    Row 4: P9, M1, K1 (11 sts).
    Row 5: K10, M1, K1 (12 sts).
    Place eye.
    Next row: P5.
    Work on these 5 sts only, slip other sts onto stitch holder or spare needle if desired.
    Next row: K4, M1, K1 (6 sts).
    Next row: P6.
    Next row: K5, M1, K1 (7 sts).
    Next row: P7.
    Next row: K1, K2togtbl, K4 ?(6 sts).
    Next row: P6.
    Next row: K1, M1, K5 (7 sts).
    Next row: P7.
    Next row: K4, K2tog, K1 (6 sts).
    Next row: P6, M1, P1 (7 sts).
    Next row: K7.
    Next row: P7, M1, P1 (8 sts).
    Next row: K8.
    Next row: P7, M1, P1 (9 sts).
    Break off yarn and rejoin to ?sts to work the other side of the eye.
    With WS facing:
    Next row: Cast off 2 sts, P4, M1, P1 (6 sts).
    Next row: K6.
    Next row: P1, P2tog, P2, M1, P1 (6 sts).
    Next row: K6.
    Next row: P5, M1, P1 (7 sts).
    Next row: K4, K2tog, K1 (6 sts).
    Next row: P5, M1, P1 (7 sts).
    Next row: K7.
    Next row: P7.
    Next row: K7.
    Next row: P7.
    Next row: K1, M1, K6 (8 sts).
    Next row: P8.
    Next row: K8.
    Next row: P8.
    Join both pieces together.
    K7, M1 K1, knit across all sts to end (18 sts).
    Next row: P1, P2tog, P15 (17 sts).
    Next row: K1, K2togtbl, K to end (16 sts).
    Next row: P1, P2tog, P to end ?(15 sts).
    Next row: Knit to end.
    Next row: P1, P2tog, P to end (14 sts).
    Next row: K1, K2togtbl, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (12 sts).
    Next row: P1, P2tog, P to end ?(11 sts).
    Next row: K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (10 sts).
    Next row: P1, P2tog, P to last st, M1, P1 (10 sts).
    Next row: Knit to end.
    Next row: Cast off 3 sts, P to end (7 sts).
    Next row: Knit to end.
    Next row: Cast off 3 sts, K to last st, M1, K1 (5 sts).
    Next row: K2, K2tog, K1 (4 sts).
    Next row: P1, P2tog, P1 (3 sts).
    Next row: K1, K2tog (2 sts).
    Next row: K2tog.
    Break off yarn and slip through st on needle, pull tight to secure.
    With right side facing pick up 9 sts along cast-on edge and work the other side of mask as follows:
    Row 1: Purl to end.
    Row2: K1, M1, knit to end ?(10 sts).
    Row 3: P1, M1, purl to end ?(11 sts).
    Row 4: K1, M1, knit to end ?(12 sts).
    Row 5: P1, M1, P4, turn.
    Place eye.
    Work on these 6 sts only, slip other sts onto stitch holder or spare needle if desired.
    Next row: K6.
    Next row: P1, M1, P2, P2tog, P1 (6 sts).
    Next row: K6.
    Next row: P1, M1, P5 (7 sts).
    Next row: K1, K2tog, K4 (6 sts).
    Next row: P1, M1, P5 (7 sts).
    Next row: Knit to end.
    Next row: Purl to end.
    Next row: Knit to end.
    Next row: Purl to end.
    Next row: K6, M1, K1 (8 sts).
    Next row: Purl to end.
    Next row: Knit to end.
    Next row: Purl to end.
    Break off yarn and rejoin to ?sts to work the other side ?of the eye.
    Next row: Cast off 2 sts, purl to end (5 sts).
    Next row: K1, M1, K4 (6 sts).
    Next row: P6.
    Next row: K1, M1, K5 (7 sts).
    Next row: P7.
    Next row: K4, K2tog, K1 ?(6 sts).
    Next row: P6.
    Next row: K5, M1, K1 (7 sts).
    Next row: P7.
    Next row: K1, K2togtbl, ?K4 (6 sts).
    Next row: P1, M1, P5 (7 sts).
    Next row: K7.
    Next row: P1, M1, P6 (8 sts).
    Next row: K8.
    Next row: P1, M1, P7.
    Join both pieces together.
    Knit across all the stitches from both parts of mask as follows:
    Next row: K8, M1, K to end ?(18 sts).
    Next row: Purl to last 3 sts, P2tog, P1 (17 sts).
    Next row: Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (16 sts).
    Next row: Purl to last 3 sts, P2tog, P1 (15 sts).
    Next row: Knit to end.
    Next row: Purl to last 3 sts, P2tog, P1 (14 sts).
    Next row: K1, K2tog, K to last ?3 sts, K2togtbl, K1 (12 sts).
    Next row: Purl to last 3 sts, P2tog, P1 (11 sts).

    Next row: K1, K2tog, knit to end (10 sts).
    Next row: P1, M1, purl to end ?(11 sts).
    Next row: Cast off 3 sts, knit to end (8 sts).
    Next row: Purl to end.
    Next row: Cast off 3 sts, knit to end (5 sts).
    Next row: P1, M1, P1, P2tog, ?P1 (5 sts).
    Next row: K1, K2tog, K to end (4 sts).
    Next row: P1, P2tog, P1 (3 sts).
    Next row: K1, K2tog (2 sts).
    Next row: P2tog.
    Break off yarn and slip ?through st on needle, pull ?tight to secure.

  • How to make a masquerade. Venetian Mask - Step 2
    Step 2

    assembly
    Weave in loose ends, then block and press fabric.
    Using template, cut out mask shape from thick cardboard.
    Next, cut out mask shape in black felt approx. 1.5 cm (? in) wider than cardboard.
    Place cardboard on felt fabric and draw around the outer and inner edge of eyes with tailor’s chalk.
    Next, using sharp scissors, snip in towards the chalk line at approx. 1 cm (? in) intervals around the outer edge, then repeat this process for the ?inner eyes.
    These tabs will fold over the cardboard and allow the felt fabric to fit the shape snugly.
    Next, run pieces of double-sided sticky tape around the eyes and outer edge, then place cardboard with sticky side up on top of the felt fabric, fold the tabs over and press firmly down onto the sticky tape.
    Next, place the WS of knitted piece down onto the cardboard so it covers the tabs.
    Next, using sharp sewing needle and thread, sew around the outer edge of mask and then sew around the eyes.
    Sew the trim to the front knitted part of the mask.
    Then, on the inside section of the mask, knot one end of the elastic and thread through into position, bring it around the back of mask and through the other side to match. Knot the elastic, making sure mask will sit snugly on head.

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