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Baktus Scarf


I finished my first handspun Baktus Scarf.  I can already tell that it won’t be my last. These things are like potato chips – you can’t have just one.

Baktus Scarf 1

The wood pile is an excellent model in the absence of the human variety. The yarn and the wood act like velcro – pose and shoot, repose and reshoot.

Baktus Scarf 3

I took way too many photos, in fact, because the light was right and the colors looked beautiful and I snapped 30 before I even blinked.

Baktus Scarf 5

I made a vow to use more handspun and this scarf is perfect for handspun. In fact, I adore it in my handspun. It almost looks woven, I think.

Baktus Scarf 2

I knit it exactly according to the pattern. I weighed my yarn first, knit until it was half gone, and then started decreasing. No waste, no fuss, just a great scarf!

Baktus Scarf 4

I’m already planning my next one.

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42 Comments

  1. Carol Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 6:28 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I can see why you’d want to make another. And another.

  2. Judy Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    How pretty – that looks like a fun scarf to make.

  3. Julie Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    Great use for your handspun – it’s lovely!

  4. Geri Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 6:58 am

    Love the colors. Your handspun looks so even knitted up!

  5. gale (she shoots sheep shots) Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    Too many photos? nah. Can’t have too many like that! Nor too many of those scarves, what a perfect pattern for handspun.

  6. Nora Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 7:15 am

    I love it! How satisfying to have such a beautiful FO from your handspun!

  7. Manise Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 7:30 am

    I love it! I have it and the Lacey version queued. A could use for all of the handspun that sits in my stash.

  8. Lisa Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 7:38 am

    Yay for the Baktus! They are fun to make and yes, perfect for handspun. You simply cannot go wrong! Love yours.

  9. margene Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 7:49 am

    Such a lovely way to show off your own handspun. Baktus is a cozy scarf, too. Maybe we should have a model shot or two. :-D

  10. Kathy Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 7:55 am

    Love! So fun and quick to knit and such a good result! How about a striped handspun one next?

  11. Brenda Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 7:56 am

    I love it! I was thinking of making one with some of my handspun and now I definitely will.

  12. Amy Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 8:10 am

    It looks fantastic! Such a showcase for your lovely yarn.

  13. jill Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 8:11 am

    Wonderful finished product! I can see how that will get much wear. Now if I only had me some handspun….

  14. Wool Winder Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 8:26 am

    Love it! Your handspun looks great in garter stitch.

  15. Donna Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    I finished mine over the weekend. My blog photos didnt’ come out as good with my iphone though!

    It’s so versatile. I wore it for the first time yesterday and when it got too hot to wear around my neck, I draped it over my shoulders. I will definitely be making another one.

  16. Kate/Massachusetts Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    I love it!! It came out so nicely. I hung beads on twisted fringe off the two long-site points on mine and that worked out quite well. I was able to do this because I miscalculated the half-way point and had yarn leftover! lol

  17. Sue Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 9:02 am

    Gorgeous!

  18. Hillary Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 9:05 am

    That is fabulous! Wear it well.

  19. Jo-Ann Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 9:17 am

    Looks awesome! Love the colors of the handspun :)

  20. Risa Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 9:26 am

    Love it! Looks like a fabulous project for handspun.

  21. Sara Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    Totally beautiful!!!

  22. Kathode Ray Tube Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    It does look woven! Gorgeous!

  23. Cheryl S. Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 10:37 am

    It’s a wonderful pattern for handspun. The colors are lovely!

  24. elizabeth Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 10:38 am

    Beautiful! Thank you, you just gave me my next project!

  25. Beth Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 11:16 am

    It’s beautiful! I love the colors.

  26. Laurie Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 11:26 am

    Wow, that’s really beautiful – both the scarf, and your work. I need to make one of those – just bookmarked the pattern. Happy knitting!

  27. Cookie Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    I love it! It’s wonderful and so special because it’s from your handspun.

  28. lisa Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

    Whoa! I definitely think I need to make one of these! Yours is lovely.

  29. Vicki Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    I know what you mean about those things! It’s lovely, Carole.

  30. Tammy Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    Your spinning and the final product are awesome and inspiring. I was wondering what to do with my last batch of handspun – now I know. Thanks and congratulations! BTW – your photographs are great too! Tammy

  31. Sylvia Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

    Perfect choice for that yarn. I really like the proportions of the stripes. The eyelet version is good for a solid or semi-solid — that’s what I have on the needles right now. How many grams/ounces of handspun did you use and what were the final measurements?

  32. Doris Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    It’s beautiful. I have had that pattern in my queue for a little while. Glad to know the pattern worked so beautifully. I think it’ll be moving up the line.

  33. Lucia Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    Brilliant! It does look sort of woven. More incentive to get spinning again…

  34. Jean Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    oooh… pretty!

  35. Norma Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

    NEAT! I adore the colors of that thing.

  36. kathy b Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    Anything that is like a potato chip, I must look into . Handspun has the neatest look

  37. Suzanne Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    Very pretty.

  38. Lesley Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

    The yarn has a very “Noro” look to it – lovely!

  39. Karen Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

    Oh, Carole! How very beautiful. You must be so happy!

  40. Laurie Said,

      March 11, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

    That IS beautiful, and such a fine use of handspun. I like the no waste, no muss approach.

  41. Kim Said,

      March 13, 2010 @ 7:48 am

    Pretty, pretty, pretty!!! What a nice way to use up handspun yarn. :)

    I hope you are feeling better soon!!

  42. Lifesastitch Said,

      March 13, 2010 @ 11:43 am

    Better move this one up on my list. I might just frog another self striping project I never wear.

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