Knitting

For those of you visiting after 8/7/10 the actual creative space for that week is here ...
another winter hat Sorry for confusion!
Lately its all about finishing my Baktus Scarf. ** Well mostly about the knitting anyway, there is a little sewing and painting going on for a spruce up/makeover project!


Pic taken in dull winter morning light with flash

I have never knitted anything like this with a increase to a point and then decrease, also not being used to knitting with Skeins rather than shop bought balls; I didn't trust what my Scales were telling me in relation to when to start decreasing as the ball looked too small.
Now that I am about 1/3 through the decrease I see that looks can be deceiving and I should have stuck with what the scales were telling me regarding the weight of the remaining yarn. It will be just long enough to tie around my neck around kerchief style knotted back at the front. I'm thinking about potentially adding some sort of crochet border to the pointed edge when I finish the knitting.
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** edited to add the pattern links.


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18 comments:

  1. You're making great progress Tammy.

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  2. That is beautiful yarn.

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  3. What a beautiful colour (flash notwithstanding!). I didn't know what a Baktus Scrarf was so I googled it - they're lovely - maybe this could be my next knitting project! x

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  4. Beautiful yarn! Looks and sounds very complicated. Hope it all works out in the end!

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  5. You have chosen a great colour! I just googled it too and what a funky style scarf it will be!! Good luck with finishing it off.

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  6. Great job so far..I have this faved on ravelry, I will remember your advice when I finally give it a go ;)

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  7. That yarn is divine! You're doing a great job.

    xB

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  8. Not being a knitter, I don't understand the finer details of increases and decreases but I love the colour of the (was going to say wool) Skeins. This is what I love about blogging. I can feel inspired by others creations without having to pick up the knitting needles. Feel free to check out my novice attempts on my creative space.

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  9. LOVE those colors, one of my fav's.

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  10. i love this. what yarn! what does baktus mean anyway? like a shawl?

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  11. A challenging project--good for you. Talking about winter weather, we're trying desperately to encourage summer to come to Seattle.

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  12. It's gorgeous...such a rich colour. Look forward to seeing the finished scarf!

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  13. i have bookmarked your flickr this is on my things to do list love it!!!
    do you have a raverly

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  14. It looks great Tammy. Yep give me a good ol ball of wool anyday. i remember my first use of a skein last April i think i ended up with a mass of knots everywhere. For once my DH was more patient than me and he unravelled it all.
    xx

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  15. looking great, love the colour. want to see it on when it's done

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  16. The colour looks great - it is hard trying to ork out how much is in a ball when i has ben wound by hand - you tend to pull really tightly. I have worked ut how to do a centre pull ball with out a winder - should do a tutorial maybe:)

    I have started one of these for my dad - really should get it finished.

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  17. Its looking gorgeous Tammy!
    I am fascinated by the increasing and decreasing by the scales thing. Have a great weekend. X

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  18. The scarf is looking great! And that yarn is lovely! A crocheted border sounds good.

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