Pattern: Baktus

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    This is my version of a scarf or kerchief that was all over the Norwegian blogs in 2008.

    The principle is to take one or a couple of skeins, and knit a triangle using your exact amount of yarn. A good way to use up one of those single skeins of sock yarn in bright colours.

    It works with any kind of yarn, but I prefer a less than bulky yarn.
    I used one skein of Hello Yarn sock yarn.

    Choose needles that go well with the yarn you use.

    To be able to know when I had used up half of my skein, I used a scale:
    I weighed my yarn before casting on. Weighing the skein every now and then, I started decreasing when I had about 50% of the skein left.

    How to knit:

    Cast on 4.
    Row 1: Knit 1, YO, knit the rest of the row.
    Row 2: Knit, make sure you knit the YO through the back loop.
    Rows 3 and 4: Knit.

    Repeat rows 1 through 4 until you have used up half your yarn, or until your scarf is 50% of desired length.

    Then decrease 1 every 4th row:
    Row 1: Knit 1, knit 2 stitches together through the back loop. Knit the rest of the row.
    Rows 2, 3 and 4: Knit.

    When you have 4 stitches left, bind off.

    You can increase and decrease in a number of ways, use the ones you like.
    If you do this in stockinette, you will have a Karius scarf instead of a Baktus.
    Karius and Baktus are two characters in a Norwegian children's classic.

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    1. Bagatell 78 months ago

      849 har sett på bildet her og kun 1 har lagt inn comment? Det er jo helt feil. Men kommentere ikke bare for å kommentere - det er så fint at du har skrevet opp instruks!! :-)

    2. annekjor 77 months ago

      Takk for ett flott og greit mønster.
      Dette kommer jeg nok til å strikke flere av :)

    3. qusic 76 months ago

      I will try this. Thank you for sharing! :)

    4. tanteva 76 months ago

      Tack för mönstret, det här var ett roligt mönster. Såg Karius och Baktus när jag var liten och grät floder för jag tyckte så synd om dom. Det var nog inte riktigt tanken bakom filmen, men jag vägrade borsta tänderna länge efteråt :)

    5. Bear among bees 73 months ago

      Thanks for sharing this, I haven't knitted for many years but seeing this project got me picking my needles back up!

    6. Strikkelise 71 months ago

      It' nice to see so many people using this pattern!

    7. Strikkelise 71 months ago

      Terhimon's modified version with notes here.

    8. P-tricia 71 months ago

      Beautifull :) thank you for the pattern

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