sneak peek: Lacy Baktus, originally uploaded by earthchick.
I could think of about a million uses for this yarn, my handspun Hello Yarn October Fiber, “Grim”
Superwash Merino/Bamboo/Nylon, 222 yds. sportweight
I loved this fiber so much and was really thrilled with how it turned out. It would have made lovely socks, or an adorable baby garment. But I hopped on the Lacy Baktus train, and I don’t regret it.
I thought this pattern really showed off the gorgeous color changes of the yarn.
It was a great, quick knit (done in a weekend). Fun to make, fun to wear.
The fiber was called “Grim,” but this scarf feels like the opposite of that.
I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it, and I’m planning more in the future, for gifts. It is a *great* use of handspun.
pattern: Lacy Baktus
yarn: my handspun Hello Yarn Superwash Merino/Bamboo/Nylon, 222 yds. sportweight
needles: size 8
dates: January 23-24
notes: It was a good thing I got a little scale for Christmas, because it’s pretty handy for this pattern – you knit till your half done with your fiber, and then you start the midway decreases.
verdict: It makes me happy!
This is beautiful — I can’t begin to imagine what Hello Yarn was thinking when they named the colorway “Grim.”
‘Tis pretty indeed!
Ahhhh–this is amazeball!! The Lacy Baktus was the perfect use for this yarn–thanks for reminding me to get back to my regular Baktus:)
Yeah, “grim” doesn’t exactly cut it :). So beautiful!
Lovely! But I think the opposite of this would be “The Grim Squeaker” pattern – check it out!
Gorgeous!!! The yarn is amazing and you picked the perfect pattern.
Absolutely beautiful!!! I really like the lace pattern, wish I had added it to mine!