10 January 2013



The first time I saw the Baktus Scarf in Raverly, I fell in love with it.   So I decided to make one…
La primera vez que vi la bufanda Baktus en Ravelry, me enamoré de ella.  Por lo tanto, decidí hacerme una… 

It has a fun construction.  It starts in one end with 4 st, and grows every 4th row.  When you reach half of the length you want, you start decreasing accordingly. 
Esta bufanda tiene una forma curiosa.  Comienza con sólo 4 puntos, y va creciendo cada cuatro hileras.  Cuando uno llega a la mitad del largo que uno desea, se comienza a disminuir siguiendo el mismo ritmo. 

The original Baktus is made in garter st. (all knit).  But I decided to make it in stockinette st (Knit in right side, and purl on wrong side), to make it lighter.  To prevent from curling, I made a 3-st garter border.  To be quite frank, it still curls up a bit, even after blocking, but I don´t mind it that much.  
El patrón original de Baktus se hace con sólo puntos derechos.   Sin embargo, decidí hacerlo en punto jersey (derecho y revés), para hacerlo más liviano.  Para evitar que los bordes se enrollen, hice un borde de tres puntos con sólo derechos.  Para ser franca, todavía se enrolla un poco, aun después de bloquearlo, pero no me importa mucho porque se mira lindo. 

I used different brands of yarn, mostly left-over yarn from other projects.  All are worsted yarn, in colors:  Country Blue, Taupe, Beige, Natural, Medium and Dark Grey, Aqua, Mustard Yellow, Linen.
Utilicé lanas variadas, todos de grosor mediano, alternando los diferentes colores: azul campestre, café claro, beige, natural, gris mediano y oscuro, aqua, amarillo mostaza y lino. 

At the ends, I added some tassles.
En las puntas le añadí unos flecos. 

In all honesty, I think I made it a bit too long (250 cms), but I still love it.   I am considering making another one, using other colors, but a bit smaller. 
Para ser sincera, debo decir que me salió algo larga (250 cms), pero aún así la amo. Estoy considerando hacer otra, con otra tonalidad, pero un poco más corta.  

* STASH-BUSTER PROJECT (1):  I started this scarf at the end of last year, but I will count it as my first "stash-buster" project for 2013.  It is perfect, because it does take just a small amount of each color. 
*  PROYECTO DE LANA ACUMULADA:  Esta bufanda la tejí al final del año pasado, pero la voy a contar como mi primer proyecto para el reto de "uso de lana acumulada" de 2013.  Es perfecto porque sólo se necesita un poco de cada color.  

...From stash...to scarf: 
...De sobras...a bufanda: 

More information: Stash-Buster Challenge 
Más información: Reto "Adios a la Lana Acumulada" 


  1. Que bonita, parece hecha a propósito.

  2. It's beautiful Ana and what a lovely way to use up some stash. :)

  3. That is an interesting pattern . . increasing until you are half way to the length and then start the decrease. I like your choice of colors too.

  4. Your scarf is beautiful! I like longer scarves so this one looks perfect to me. I tried knitting years ago but it just did not make sense to me at all. Have a great day! Tammy

  5. Wonderful choice of colors!

  6. ¡Bellìsimo tu sitio Ana ! ¡ Felicitaciones !

  7. Anita! Me encanta la esta bufanda Baktus :)y los colores combinan super bien. Felicitaciones !!!!

  8. Que linda te quedó.
    Yo ya empecé un proyecto para usar mis lanas acumuladas. El problema es que ayer pasé por un lugar donde hay muchas laneras y baratas en Buenos Aires, y volví con un par de bolsitas con hilos de algodón...
    Pero bueno, esta es la época en que se consiguen todos los colores y yo uso mucho algodón...

  9. Pretty scarf! Lovely colors but still simple enough. I haven't seen this pattern on Ravelry before, but I am adding to my stash. Now I am very onto knitting: I love slow meditative moves :)

  10. Ana, me encantó el trabajo y veo lo bien que luce una vez colocada.
    Saludos desde desde Argentina
    mi blog de NUTRICIÓN

  11. preciosao!! y la eleccion de las lanas chulisima!!
    me encanta!!

  12. I love all baktus scarves but yours is even more beautiful. Pretty colours and stripes!

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  13. Very nice scarf!
    Great choice of colors!

  14. Hola Ana !
    La bufanda esta preciosa.....me encanta.A ver cuando me hago una mas o menos asi.Muy lindos colores.
    Buen fin de semana.


  15. Hola Ana!

    I am so happy to have met you! The thing which strikes me the most is your eye for colour! Such beauty! Your Baktus is a work of art! I am off to follower you and I wish you a very joyful year of happy knitting!

    Warmest greetings from France,


  16. I love this scarf Ana - it's really stylish and a great way of using up yarn. Good luck with the stashbuster challenge :)

  17. Fantastic start to the stash busting. Gorgeous scarf, loving the way those colours come together.
    Enjoy stashbusting.

  18. Love it Ana, and hadn't seen this pattern so thanks so very much! Love it as a stash buster and not garter stitch......thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, and great to see some knitting!

  19. Qué chula esta bufanda! Muy buena elección de colores, así llama más la atención.

  20. Wow, Ana, this is simply gorgeous! I love this pattern, too. But you did a fabulous job choosing the color pattern. I am continually impressed with your work. Thanks for sharing at Hookin on Hump Day!

  21. Oh, I love this scarf. I wish I could do this!

  22. I love it too. I have done a crochet one but I want one to show off the yarn, which stockinette will do. Do you increase/decrease in the garter stitch band please?

    1. I made the increase in the stitch right before the garter ;-)

  23. Oh, thank you so much for that. I'd forgotten I'd posted and was just coming on here today to have another look at what you've written. I've not knitted one yet but crocheted two, which are gorgeous. I now must try to knit one!

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