Mikey Kit -Swing + Drift- (PDF pattern)

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A new take on our popular balaclava, Mikey!

The original version is knitted using only Swing, but when we tried knitting with mohair using the same pattern, it was even warmer and turned out very cute.

The finished product is slightly larger than the original version knitted only with Swing.
Compared to the original version, which is just the right size for a snug fit, this version has more room around the head. Don't worry, even if the wind blows and it's cold, you can pull your hood in close using the drawstring.

It's lightweight and packs up flat, so if you put it in your bag, it'll be useful for quick protection from the cold. This will come in particularly handy when riding a bicycle. Knit it in bright colors and use it as a winter accessory.

Knit from the bottom. Start by knitting in the round, then knit back and forth in the middle. The area around the head is shaped with short rows. The last step is knitting and installing the I-cord.

*This sample uses the same pattern, but because of the addition of mohair the result is a little larger. This sample used a US5 needle.

Kit contents
amirisu Swing or amirisu Swing Hand-dyed 1 skein
amirisu Drift Hand-dyed 1 skein

PDF version pattern

*The pattern will be delivered as a PDF version of the pattern.
Please refer to this blog for instructions on how to download the pattern .
If you would like a printed version, please purchase this pattern printing fee as well.

Kit details
designed by Tokuko Ochiai

Finished size
Height 45cm
Head circumference 60cm

*Original pattern (when knitting only with Swing)
Height 44 cm
Head circumference 54 cm


amirisu Swing
(100% Superwash Merino Wool, 500 yards / 460 m, 100 g)
amirisu Drift
(60% Super kid mohair / 40% Silk / 656 Yards (600 m) / approx. 50 g)

Suggested needle
US5 (3.75mm) 60cm circular needle

*Needles used in the original pattern (when knitting only with Swing)
US 3 (3.25mm) 60 cm circular needle

22 stitches x 34 rows (10cm)

* Original pattern (when knitting only with Swing)
24 stitches x 38 rows (10cm)

Other tools 
・Stitch markers (4)
・Stitching needle


The sample color is Before it became a jewel + Never seen bird

Click here to see the original version of the kit, which is knitted only with Swing.