A beautiful new design by Svetlana Gordon, this Baktus Scarf Dragonflight is a most intriguing knit!
Please be sure to get your pattern from Svetlana's Ravelry page. This page offers some lovely yarns you can use to knit it with.
Here is what Svetlana writes:
It’s time to get ready for winter!
I would like to suggest you to knitted an unusual baktus scarf. These scarves originate from Norway. I turned this element of traditional Norwegian clothing into a modern versatile shawl-wrap-scarf.
This scarf is seamless and is knitted without breaking the yarn from one skein of Laines du Nord Poema yarn.Use a gradient yarn in autumn colors or pale blue with white and sparkle for winter scarf - gradient yarn will do all the work for you!
Give the gift of winter colors with this wonderful bactus that brightens the mood of any recipient. Happy knitting!
The pattern contains detailed row-by row instructions, charts and photos.
The Yarn and Colorways
The designer's original piece was knit using a fingering weight yarn with 656 yards (600 m)/ 150g, in a gradually changing color run.
We do not offer the exact yarn she used but we do have two options for you that will give you enough yardage and quite a similar look. You can see ours in the inset photos on the bottom righthand quadrant of the top picture here and again below that.
1. From Katia, this is their Infinity Shawl yarn, of 100% virgin wool and having 656 yards (600m)/ 150g.
The colorway is called simply Blues and is a gradual tonal ranging from deep navy to lighter blues and then darker again, with maybe a whisper of teal. Cool and delightful.
2. Here is yarn from Trendsetter, their new Paradigm of 95% merino 5% poly metal, with 660 yards/ 150g. The metallic threads are soft and look silvery.
The colorway is their Fall Leaves and runs through autumnal colors from ochre into olive into what I can best describe as a rusty apricot. Lovely; perfect for this time of year.