Are you looking for a fashionable way to keep your face and ears warm this Winter? Do you want to wear a face mask but are afraid of looking like a robber? Fear no more, your favorite new Winter accessory is here! Maschera was designed to keep you snug and styling all at the same time. Inspired by the JUL Venetian Hinge hardware used to close the cowl, Maschera features a Basket Cable stitch pattern reminiscent of the Venice canals. The snap closures allow you to wear this design in two ways – as a draped cowl, or wrapped around your head to convert into a face mask. However you choose to wear it, you will look and feel awesome!

Maschera features 2 JUL Venetian Hinges in Aubergine. You can also use large buttons to close the cowl. 2 strands of Aran weight yarn are held double for this design, if you desire to use a single strand I would recommend using a bulky weight yarn (and the yardage required will be half!)

This piece was designed for The Fiber Factor Knitting Design Contest – Challenge 6 “Accessorize”! We were challenged to design an accessory inspired by a piece of JUL hardware we were given. You can check out the final pieces and judging from the challenge here.  Enjoy!

Price: $5.00

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn Weight: Aran held double (870 yards)

Recommended Yarn: Schulana “Milford” (shown in 24 (Teal) and 25 (Navy))

Needles: US 11 (8mm) straight needles

Size: One Size

Materials: 2 JUL Venetian Hinge closures in Aubergine

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, cable needle

Gauge: 17 sts and 18 rows = 4″ in Basket Cable Patt

Buying Options: After checkout, you will receive a link to instantly download the .pdf pattern.  If you are a member of Ravelry, the pattern will automatically show up in your library!  You can also purchase this pattern through my Girly Knits pattern stores on Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.

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Customer Projects and Reviews:

“I love it! It is so warm, it’s as if I’m wrapping 800 yards of wool around my head or something 🙂 ” -Sheila (Mollpeartree on Ravelry)

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