Balaclavia Helmet : This pattern gives directions for knitting the hat pictured. Balaclavia = a close-fitting garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of the face; typically made of wool. The pattern is vintage early 1940s where it was published as a 'war effort' pattern. The design is one-size.
- 2 oz. of Jaeger "Super-Spun" (",J.S." Quality) Fingering, 4 -ply, (9d. per oz.),
- 1 pair of No. 10 Jaeger knitting needles, and 1 set of No. 11 Jaeger knitting needles with points at both ends.
Measurements: Length, 16 inches.
Tension: 15 stitches to 2 inches in width, and 15 rows to 2 inches in depth, measured over the garter-stitch.