It's been an FO parade around here recently! Actually, I'm only just now getting around to taking pictures of some long finished knits, so it's not as impressive as it seems =)
This is a baktus scarf that I knit for a wonderful friend of mine, Lauren. She lives in a very warm part of Australia and is a loyal vegan, so cotton seemed like the perfect choice of yarns for her. (It's kind of funny to see it photographed against a wintery backdrop, since I've always imagined it in sunny, tropical weather!)
I got this yarn from my boyfriend’s sister, or else I’d never have had
any cotton in my stash (aside from the cotton I keep for the occasional dishcloth!). As far as cotton goes though, it’s softer than
any cotton I’ve ever worked with, and I was pretty pleased with it!
However it is super splitty and each skein had at least one knot in it. But I knit this little scarf up fast, so I hardly had time to be bothered.
I remembered the baktus scarf I'd knit (I talk about it here and here) when I was trying to think of a nice warm weather knit, and it was just as enjoyable to knit this time as it was the first. I think I should always throw in a garter stitch scarf from time to time. I made it in the traditional style here, casting on 2 and increasing every 4 rows. I had two skeins of the yarn, so when I got to the end of one skein, I turned around and started my decreases.
Simple and lovely (and hopefully useful!).
Pattern: Baktus Scarf by Strikkelise
Yarn: 2 skeins (390 yards) of Sandnes Garn Manarin Petit in a variegated white/blue
Needles: US 3 (3.25mm)
Ravelry Page is here!!