Come winter and one needs to use all sorts of woolens also keeping style in mind. Add a balaclava to any outfit and it will add volumes of style to the outfit. This woolen wear is suitable for both men and women looking for both style and comfort. There are a multitude of styles and patterns available to make a balaclava at home. Easy and quick to make, this actually is a really good idea if a gift needs to be given to a close one. One can try the single colored designs or go for the garter stitch balaclavas. Some people also prefer the much more extravagant and flamboyant cabled patterns with pompoms added to add a sense of fun. A much more glamorous look can be attained if balaclavas designed like the ancient war helmets can be knitted.