Monday, January 24, 2011

Face Warmer

With all of this Winter Wonderland and arctic temperatures we've all been having, I needed to find a way to keep my face (mostly my nose) warm.

So I came up with this:

It's a variation on Calorimetry, with some more drastic short row shaping to make it fit over a face more so than on a head. I used a rather sproingy superwash merino wool of indeterminate origin. It also keeps my ears warm! I really only wear it at night, if it's in the low 20's (F) or below, since it does kind of make me look like a bank robber or a bike ninja. But hey, it does the job!


  1. Amy, that looks perfect! Here in Chicago I've been biking in the teens and even below zero and the only trouble is the tip of my nose sticks out. I usually wear a face mask over my mouth, plus a headband over the ears and a hat and it all gets rather complicated. I think you make a fabulous bike ninja!

  2. A couple years ago I knit my boyfriend a neck tube. But I did it in two-colored brioche stitch. On the plus side, it did exactly what I wanted: it's thick enough to be very warm but it's not suffocating, and it looks nice with most of his clothes. On the downside, I am never knitting brioche again. Me and yarn-overs just don't get along. (Also, the yarn I used sheds like crazy.)

    Calorimetry is one of the best patterns ever written though. One day I will actually follow the directions and use a plied, tightly-twisted yarn. Both times I've knit it I've used single-ply, and it's just saggy, even after going down a needle size.

  3. aprillikesbikes - LOL, I know what you mean. I don't get along with the brioche either. And I don't know why! I'm fine with yarn overs; lord knows with all the lace I've knitted. Just for some reason my brain can't seen to handle brioche. It just wasn't meant to be.

    I also knitted Calorimetry in a single ply the first time (malabrigo), and had the same problem. What ever I used for the face warmer works nicely though!

  4. I like it! Really doesn't look nearly as bank-robbery as a balaklava.

  5. Nice to find your blog. I love blogs dedicated to bikes! Stay warm.