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Baklooptus Scarf »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Traditional, Hipster, Cute, Classic, Casual
yarn Patons Kroy FX 2 balls
What was your inspiration?
If you hang around Ravelry much, youve probably seen the ingeniously knitted Baktus Scarf pattern.
The theory of the project is brilliant and simple. Beginning with only a few stitches, you increase evenly at only one side of the knitting in our case, crocheting until you have used half your allotted yarn.
From there, you decrease evenly at the same side until your yarn is gone. Voila! You have a very wide, short triangle that forms a wonderful scarf or shawlette and looks endlessly chic and fashionable, especially in stripes or different stitch patterns.
This free pattern is a crocheted take on Baktus using half-double crochet back-loop ribbing, ergo Baklooptus! I planned to use 2 balls of sock yarn from the get-go, so I didnt need to weigh my skein to find out when I had reached the halfway point, I simply completed the last full row possible with the first ball, joined the second and began my decreasing half of the project.
* The scarf is worked side to side from
short end to short end in rows.
The finished dimensions of the scarf as stated represent the finished size of Baklooptus with 2 skeins of the recommended yarn. Use of a different yarn and/or different gauge will most likely produce a scarf of different dimensions and require a different quantity of yarn.
Severe blocking is not recommended to preserve the elasticity of Half-double crocheted ribbing. Of course you can always see what effect you like best!
What are you most proud of?
The economy of yarn usage. Of course, I have to credit the original Baktus for that.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Read through the pattern notes for description of special techniques, such as ETL (extended turning chain) and the increase/decrease methods.