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Simple Baktus for the Loom

Loom Knitting
August 2014
Lace / 2 ply ?
145 - 225 yards (133 - 206 m)
about 58 x 13 inches, variable size

This pattern is one of eight from the e-book “Little Scarves: Baktus and Karius for the Loom”. The Simple Baktus is perhaps the easier of the two scarf forms. Its garter stitch fabric lays flat and makes a lovely triangle with little effort. If you make this in a fingering or lace weight yarn, the fabric will be light and lacy. Even using a single strand of worsted weight yarn on a 5/8 inch gauge loom will create a lacy Baktus. Choose a heavier yarn and add tassels for a warmer Baktus. For a scarf that is both warm and light, try silk mohair, seen in the photo sample. This yarn loves to be knit loosely, allowing the halo of the yarn to fill in the openings. A small amount of yarn makes a lovely, simple Baktus.

Loom: The pattern is written for three loom gauges. The peg numbers below are suggested, but directions are included for varying your scarf size.
5/8 inch = 32 pegs
½ inch = 36 pegs
3/8 inch = 40 pegs

Yarn: photo sample was made with elann.com Silken Kidd in Orchid. The amounts below are suggested:
Lace = 225 yards
Fingering = 200 yards
DK = 185 yards
Worsted = 160 yards
Bulky = 145 yards

The e-book comes with two files. One is a large print 24 point font, and the other is a 12 point font paper-saver file. The book includes 8 patterns, as well as information on variations for your Simple Baktus and a photo gallery. The files are screen reader and tablet friendly.