My Baktus Scarf
I just had to try this Baktus scarf which everyone seems to have made already. I used a whole skein of Sophie's Toes Hand Dyed sock yarn, dyed by my friend Emily Parson, with the teeniest bit of leftover yarn.
Smart people figured out how much their yarn weighed before starting off and then when they were half done they knew it by how much the remainder weighed. I was too lazy to do that and it worked out anyway. Imagine my surprise.
It is about 65" wide from tip to tip and the back neck measures about 15 inches. Just light as a feather and soft and cuddly. I am sure it will be my newest favorite. Until the next thing I tackle anyway.
Speaking of the next new thing, I had this idea of back and front triangles like a kerchief, made with mitered diamonds, but knew I would run into trouble at the shoulder line. I figured that if I added a narrow and decreasing section on either side of the diamonds it might fill in that space and make everything work. While it may have worked on paper, I had to make a mock-up mini-version to make sure. See the squared off sides? That's the wedge for the shoulders.