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

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

  3. 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. 😀

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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

  8. 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

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

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

  12. Pretty, pretty, pretty!!! What a nice way to use up handspun yarn. 🙂

    I hope you are feeling better soon!!

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