Trichotomic Balaclava

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Trichotomic Balaclava is a project that combines two color brioche stitch both in the round and flat. The number “3” is the inspiration: 3 sections, 3 edges, 3 increase repeats.
Weight: Worsted
Yarn: 16 Worsted
2 colors, 1 skein each
Designer: Yiğitcan / Pufido
Language: English
Craft: Knitting
Category: Head

Dimensions: 22.25’’ / 56.5 cm head circumference, 17.25’’ / 44 cm length

Needle: US 6 / 4.0 mm , US 8 / 5.0 mm

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, leftover yarn

Gauge: 13 stitches and 44 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Brioche Stitch

Skill Level: Intermediate

Trichotomic Balaclava starts from top and works toward to the bottom. Stitches are cast on with a circular method. Work is divided into three sections and stitches are increased on both sides of each sections. To open a face opening, stitches in the front section are bound off and worked flat and forth, while increasing stitches along the edges to shape the face opening into a triangular shape. Then the work is joined in the round again with stitches cast on to close the face opening. To shape the bottom section, stitches are increased three times to help the balaclava sits nicely on the neck.