This mask does NOT filter a virus.
It protects YOU from me, and contains any germs/bacteria/virus that I may have to transmit.
Washable COTTON, in a yarn weight that can be knit at Tension 7 dial setting on a standard gauge knitting machine.
Cast on 44 stitches (22-0-22)
Knit 4 rows,
Increase on carriage side 1 stitch, every row.
Continue to 56 Stitches.
Continue until it measures 6” from beginning.
Decrease, 1 stitch, every row on carriage side, until 44 stitches remain on the bed.
Knit 4 rows.
Ties……3 stitch I cord. (Knit 1 row, slip 1 row) x 120 rows or so for EACH tie.
Wrong side facing the operator,
Over the centre portion, I hung up every 2nd stitch to gather the side edge of the mask. Overall design is, knit a length of tie, continue over side edge of mask and then continue for the other tie.
There are a variety of methods than can be used to secure the mask on the face. Elastic, ribbon ties, a wide head band.
The photo is prewash.
Post wash, it shrunk a bit, but fits nicely and secure side edge. I’m pleased with it.
Yet Another Canadian Artisan, 2020
Mary Anne Cutler,