Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Baktus

Bright, cheery colors relieve the winter doldrums...


This scarf was so much fun to knit. Self-striping yarn is endlessly amusing :)


A really simple, effective pattern designed to use your entire skein(s) of sock yarn. I love the history behind it...a traditional Norwegian pattern named after a character in a children's tale.


So versatile! And warm. And lightweight.


I used the same yarn and colorway as my Midsomer Mitts. My mitt and scarf set isn't "matchy-matchy", they're only "sorta matchy". But that's good enough for me.


Baktus scarf
freebie pattern found here (ravelry link)
yarn: Heart & Sole by Red Heart,
color #3955 mellow stripe
2 skeins; 50g/213yd ea
needles: size 3 straight's


I've got another one on the needles. Did I mention how much fun this was to knit???

44 comments:

Kim B said...

It's so cheerful! Very nice Staci!

Irene said...

Wonderful, love the colors !

KarenV said...

Great colours Staci!

Nancy said...

Beautiful and cheerful!

Wendy said...

Wow that is a nice scarf!! Love the colors too.

Cari said...

It's just beautiful - love the spring-like colors! Can't wait to see your next one.

Annie said...

I love that. I was looking for a good scarf pattern for sock yarn. Heart and Sole yarn is nice and soft and comes in beautiful shades. Not sure I'm really into size 3 needles given how slow I knit, but its worth a shot.
Thanks for the link.

Shari said...

so pretty Staci!!! Love it!
I gave up on mine!!! The yarn is still laying on the needles in the same position it was in before the triplets visit last month!

Catherine said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I am admiring that scarf!! I wish I was a knitter!

Melinda said...

What a lovely Baktus!:) Love the colours!

Tracey said...

It's beautiful! I love the colors!

corinna said...

great stuff
i am going to ravelry after google reader
thanks for sharing

Sharon said...

Wow that is so pretty, so colorful. Great job!

Theresa said...

It looks so beautiful and warm!!!!!! I love it!!!!

Blu said...

What cheerful colours! Great scarf!

Jon Lee said...

Hi,

I learned to knit years ago from my Grandmother and started knitting a little two years ago but haven't done much lately. Your blog has inspired me to start knitting again. I am going to try the Baktus scarf. Wish me luck.

Jon Lee

Lainey said...

Gorgeous Staci! Love the colours.

doris said...

Oooh, that looks fun. My sister gave me a knitting class for Christmas. We start tomorrow night by making a bag to felt. Maybe in a few weeks I'll have something cool to show.

Jackie said...

It's gorgeous! I love the way the direction of the stripes seem to change after it comes over the shoulders!

Jennifer said...

Love the scarf. It looks like something I could handle after conquering sock heels! I've been looking for an excuse to buy some "Heart & Sole" yarn anyway.

Judy S. said...

Great scarf,Staci! And thanks for the link. I'm doing a fun Ann Norling scarf called Short Row MultiDirectional Scarf; bet you'd like it too.

Gabi said...

I love that scarf Traci. Great colors too. And now I'm very curious how the other one will look.

Sadie said...

Nice bright colours! So cheerful on a cold gray January morning.

Lois said...

Lovely scarf! Just love the colours.

Harmien said...

Oooh, that does look bright and cozy at the same time!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh, Staci! I love it. I just love those colors--very nice and happy for this time of year!

Sherry said...

oh, look at those wonderful happy colors! Just beautiful. And your pillow cases are wonderful as always!

Michelle said...

What a pretty scarf! The colors are so happy..

Jan said...

You make me want to learn to knit! The colors are so beautiful.

Jennifer said...

Hi Staci,
Wonderful colours! Can you tell me who designed the pattern in your sidebar that says" Lets all sing like the birdies sing"? you did a wonderful job on it and I know I have seen it before but can't remember where.
thank you , Jennifer

Sherri said...

It's beautiful and I'm guessing it's as much fun to wear as it was to knit!

Julie said...

What a fab idea, its brilliant

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just love the cheery colors and the way the texture looks! blessings,Kathleen

Kajsa said...

Cute scarf, love those colors!

Rima said...

This is really beautiful! I love the way this yarn changes color.

Hazel said...

Right I am doing this one. Did I mention you are an inspiration to me???

Teri said...

Thanks for the link to the pattern! I love the shape of the scarf and the color you selected. Very nice!

Dee said...

I LOVE that scarf. It certainly will brighten up a dull winter's day.

I've added it to my queue.

Jennifer said...

thanks for the info Staci! I do have a copy of the mag so will look it up and put it in my "To do in within the next century file!!"

Tammy said...

What beauty! Boy, that yarn is gorgeous! I need to make time for some knitting this year. You do lovely lovely work!

Solstitches said...

What a great way to use sock yarn. I love those bright, happy colours.
Margaret

mainely stitching said...

Oh I just LOVE it!!!!

Heidi said...

I love this but then I am someone with a scarf feddish. I have 3 containers full of them and am always looking for more. I don't knit but you can bet I will be sharing this with my mother and begging her as she does...lol! Hope this keeps you toasty warm in the winter months.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Yuko said...

What a beautiful yarn colour, Staci!
You are so talented!
I can't knitting nor crochet at all!
My mum does, but she is not good at knitting, she prefer crochet, so I want to ask her to knit such beauty, she would say she can't!
I have never seen such lovely scarf!!

Yuko