I finally used some of my strokey wool stash and made a Baktus! I won a give away a while back from Tiny White Daisies which amazingly included FOUR balls of Noro and some very lovely wooden needles. I wasn't sure what special thing to make with them until I started seeing Baktus scarves appearing on other blogs. These scarves are increased along one edge until you get to 'the middle' (half way through your yarn) and then decreased. They can be worn in all sorts of ways and obviously how big they come out depends on the quantity of yarn and tension. I used a pattern from Flickr to make this and it has a very simple lacy pattern. Because Noro is quite knobbly the edges came out less crisp than the Flickr example so I added a simple three row crochet edging to neaten it.
I also made a simple crochet brooch to match and fasten the brooch in the collar position. I sill have two balls of Noro left and think that a clutch may be in order. I am also making another Baktus as a gift and plan to thread through the eyelets with fabric strips and edge with twinkling beads. I must take a moment to apologise for the intrusion in these pictures of several random chins. Lord alone knows where they came from- although I suspect they are made entirely from Cider and cake. xx
Cotton yarn utopia - found! - I found my cotton yarn utopia!! No more Frankenstein'ing all over the Internet for a cotton yarn source since I've discovered @weareknitters. Loud, loud, l...
8 months ago