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Lined Knit Face Mask Pattern

This free knit face mask includes an extra layer of protection from airborne diseases.

Lined Knit Face Mask Pattern
Lined Knit Face Mask Pattern
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With everything so unpredictable these days, it's nice to know that our knitting is always there for us. While the typical open weave of a knit face mask may not protect you from viruses, when it's lined with fabric like this Lined Knit Face Mask Pattern, it both serves as a helpful tool to keep you healthy as well as a way to keep your face warm while you're out running errands or taking the dog for a walk in the winter time. We highly recommend knitting a bunch of these (preferably in all your favorite colors!) so you always have one on-hand while you're washing the others.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge18 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Seed St Pat.

Finished SizeOne size to fit Adult.

Materials List

  • Red Heart® Super Saver® (7 oz/198 g; 364 yds/333 m) Dusty Gray (0340) - 1 ball or 65 yds/60 m (Note: 1 ball of Red Heart® Super Saver™ will make approx 5 Masks)
  • Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 11" x 12" [28 x 30.5 cm] piece of lining fabric (heavyweight quilter’s cotton,  annel or high thread count bedding recommended).
  • Pins.
  • Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP® All-purpose Thread.
  • Sewing needle.
  • Ribbon Ties Version: 72" [1.8 m] of ¼" [6 mm] wide ribbon;
  • Elastic Ear Loops Version: 12" [30.5 cm] of ¼" [6 mm] wide elastic.


Face Mask

Cast on 16 sts.

1st row: (RS). *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.

Rep last row (K1. P1) ribbing for 1" [2.5 cm], ending on a WS row.

Cont as follows:

1st row: (RS). Kfb. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. Kfb. 18 sts.
2nd row: *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: *K1. P1. Rep from * to end of row.

Last 2 rows form Seed St Pat.

Keeping cont of Seed St Pat, proceed as follows:

4th row: Work even in pat.
5th row: Kfb. *P1. K1. Rep from * to last st. Kfb. 20 sts.
6th to 8th rows: Work even in pat.
9th row: Kfb. *K1. P1. Rep from * to last st. Kfb. 22 sts.
10th to 16th rows: Work even in pat.
17th row: As 5th row. 24 sts.
18th to 24th rows: Work even in pat.
25th row: As 9th row. 26 sts.
26th row: Work even in pat
27th row: ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. K2tog. 24 sts.
28th to 34th rows: Work even in pat.
35th row: ssk. Pat to last 2 sts. P2tog. 22 sts.
36th to 42nd rows: Work even in pat.
43rd row: As 27th row. 20 sts.
44th to 46th rows: Work even in pat.
47th row: As 35th row. 18 sts.
48th to 50th rows: Work even in pat.
51st row: As 27th row. 16 sts.

Proceed in (P1. K1) ribbing until ribbing measures 1" [2.5 cm].

Cast off in ribbing.

Knit Ties (make 4)

Cast on 80 sts. Cast off. Sew securely to each corner on WS of Mask.

Alternate Ribbon Ties or Elastic Ear Loop Versions

  1. Ribbon Ties: Sew 18" [45.5 cm] length of ribbon securely to each corner on WS of Mask.

    See diagram.

  2. Elastic Ear Loops: Sew ends of 6" [15 cm] length of elastic securely to each corner on WS of Mask.

    See diagram.


Cut Lining Template out. Alternatively, draw onto paper using template as guide, noting each square represents 1" [2.5 cm] square.

Trace onto Lining Fabric and cut out 2 pieces.

Stack Lining pieces and turn under ¼" [6 mm] along perimeter to WS.Center WS of fabric on WS of Mask and pin into position.

With sewing needle and all-purpose thread, whipstitch fabric to Mask.

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