Prevention Face Mask

Stretchy and adaptable, this face mask/ cover is designed to fit comfortably on most face types. Cotton yarn is recommended for comfort and wash-ability. A tight gauge is used in combination with 1×1 ribbing to create a dense fabric, however, if you wish, your mask may be layered with a handkerchief folded and placed inside, or worn over another mask to provide additional coverage. Short rows provide shaping and contour. Finish with i-cord ear loops or choose to make ties instead for a more adjustable fit. Make some for yourself, and for those you love!

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Prevention Face Mask Knitting Pattern

Knitting pattern PDF download. See above for detailed description.


One size.

Width: 7.75” / 19.5 cm.
Depth: 7.25” / 18 cm.

Sport weight cotton yarn, approximately 100 yards / 91 meters.
Sample shown in Knit Picks Shine Sport Yarn, 60% pima cotton, 40% modal beech wood fiber; 110 yards / 100 meters per 50 gram / 1.76 ounce skein. 1 skein used.

One 1.5 US / 2.5 mm circular needle* (or size to obtain gauge).
*Use circular, DPNs, or straight needles, according to your preference.

42 sts & 38 rows = 4” / 10 cm, worked flat in k1, p1 rib and measured before blocking.

A yarn needle.