I had heard about Baktus scarves, but never actually tried knitting one. They are great — flexible for the amount of yarn you have, for various yarn types, and they are so simple to knit! That does not mean I did not miscount a few times, which meant some wonky edges, but that is much improved after a wash. Definitely will be knitting more of these!
Project 16 (2015): Lacy Baktus #1 in turquoise in and purple
Pattern: Lacy Baktus by Terhi, which is adapted from Baktus by Strikkelise
Yarn: Drops Delight (75% wool, 25% polyamid), 50gr = 175 metres.
Yarn purchased: online in Italy
Colours: 09, turquoise, purple and black
Difficulty for me: easy, but slow going
Needles: circular needles size 4 mm
Stitches: 4 ++
Knitted where: On morning commute, Rome, April-June 2015 and in London, May 2015
Final size: 118 long, 37 cm at widest
Final weight: 103 grammes
I was debating which needle size to use, so knitted a sample with 3.5mm, 4.5mm and finally 4 mm. I wanted it fairly light, so made it a Lacy Baktus by Terhi, which is adapted from Baktus by Strikkelise. Only eight rows to keep track of, so good for knitting on the bus.
Drops Delight is nice to knit with, and I love these colours. I had planned to give this to the friend for whom I made wristwarmers in Drops Delight, but shes does wear more reds – this might go to someone else, then I’ll knit on in reds and oranges for her.
Here I am knitting in London, on the Tube (the Piccadilly Line, to be precise) in May.