Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Free Pattern: Pebble Beach Baktus

I have been messing around for awhile with this new pattern, first using leftover yarns from other projects.  In case I made a mess of it, I didn't want to use scrumptious, brand new skeins.



The brightly colored version of this shawlette took half a skein each of two different colorways of Noro Kureyon sock yarn.  Obviously, you could use just one skein, and therefore, one colorway.  Or use up leftovers in your stash; why not?

If you are using one skein only, you may want to weigh it before you start knitting.  When you have used up almost half, begin the decrease section.

The grey version is made with Cascade Heritage 150 sock yarn.

Both colors remind me of Pebble Beach:  the bright one evokes a sunset at the end of a crystal clear day, the grey is for the many foggy mornings.  The lace border looks like ocean waves, and I added "pebbles," in the form of knitted bobbles, along the shore.

The body of the baktus and the lace border are knitted at the same time, horizontally, from short end to short end.  Enjoy!

PEBBLE BEACH BAKTUS

© 2014 Reyna Thera Lorele
YIYO Designs

Finished size:  approximately 52"L, 14"W at widest point.

Materials
450 yds. fingering or sock weight yarn
#4 knitting needles (I used 24” circulars)
stitch marker

Gauge
6 sts per inch and 12 rows per inch in garter

SPECIAL STITCHES
m1L = make one left: slip L needle under bar between sts from front to back, k into back of st created
mb = make bobble:  k, p, k into same st, turn work, p the 3 sts just made, turn work, sl 2 tog knitwise, k1, psso

NOTE:  The lace border alone has 13 sts on row 1.  After row 2, 15 sts; after row 4, 13 sts; after row 6, 12 sts; after row 8, 11 sts; after row 10, 10 sts; after row 12, 11 sts, and after row 14, 13 sts.

DIRECTIONS
CO 16 sts.
K four rows.

BEGIN INCREASE SECTION
Row 1 (WS):  k2, p9, k2, pm, k to end.
Row 2 (RS):  k to 2 sts before marker, m1L, k2, sm, k4, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 3 and all WS rows from now on:  k2, p to 2 sts before marker, k2, sm, k to end.
Row 4:  k to marker, sm, k5, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1.
Row 6:  k to 2 sts before marker, m1L, k2, sm, k4, skp, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1.
Row 8:  k to marker, sm, k3, skp, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1.
Row 10:  k to 2 sts before marker, m1L, k2, sm, k2, skp, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1.
Row 12:  k to marker, sm, k1, skp, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 14:  k to 2 sts before marker, m1L, k2, sm, k2, mb, k1, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k2.

Repeat these 14 rows until shawl is width desired (or half your yarn is used.)  End with a row 14.  (I did 17 pattern reps total for the grey shawlette.)





BEGIN DECREASE SECTION
Row 1 (WS):  k2, p9, k2, sm, k to end.
Row 2 (RS):  k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, k4, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 3 and all WS rows from now on:  k2, p across to 2 sts before marker, k2, sm, k to end.
Row 4:  k to marker, sm, k5, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1.
Row 6:  k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, k4, skp, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1.
Row 8:  k to marker, sm, k3, skp, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1.
Row 10:  k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, k2, skp, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1.
Row 12:  k to marker, sm, k1, skp, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 14:  k to 3 sts before marker, k2tog, k1, sm, k2, mb, k1, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k2.

Repeat these 14 rows until you are down to 3 sts before the marker with RS facing you.

K four rows.  Bind off.  Cut yarn, fasten off.  Weave in ends.  Block and wear!

ABBREVIATIONS
CO = cast on
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
L = left
m1L = make 1 left
mb = make bobble
p = purl
pm = place marker
psso = pass slipped stitch (or stitches) over
R = right
RS = right side
skp = slip 1 stitch knitwise, k1, psso
sl1 = slip 1 stitch knitwise
sm = slip marker
sp = space
st, sts = stitch, stitches
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over

If you like this pattern, you might also like the Milan Lace Scarf or the Christina Cowl.
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20 comments:

  1. How does one download the pattern in pdf format. I love the scarf and would like to make it.
    Thanks,
    Barb Ellis)
    Bellis on Ravelry

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    1. You can copy the URL and paste it into the space provided on www.printfriendly.com, and they will convert the blog entry into a PDF for free. Thanks for your interest! Can't wait to see your project.

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  2. Oooh, I love what you've done with the Baktus pattern. This is beautiful!!! Great job.

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  3. I'm on row 4, when you say (yo, k2tog) twice. Are you saying do what is in the brackets two times???

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    1. I find that I don't have enough stitches to do that?? What could I be doing wrong?

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    2. It's possible you left out a yarn over on row 2. You may need to frog back a couple of rows to see what happened. Did you see the "note" in the pattern under "special stitches"? It tells you how many stitches you should have in the lace section after each even-numbered row. You may want to count your lace section stitches after each even-numbered row to make sure you did the correct yarn overs and k2tog's, etc. If you are still having problems, do you have a local yarn shop you can go to for help? I can't tell you much more without actually looking at your project, alas. Good luck! Let me know how it goes!

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    3. I had the same problem. If you cast on 16 and in row two they want you to have 20, you won't find them. Row 1 has no increases that I see.
      Can we just cast on 20 to solve this????

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    4. You are adding those sts in row 2 with your yo's and m1L.

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    5. In other words, to clarify, on your first row 1, you have 13 sts before the marker and 3 after. On row 2, you will be adding a m1L (make 1 left as described in Special Stitches just above the pattern directions) and some yo's. You don't need to have 20 sts before you do your increases on row 2. You will end up with 19 sts total after you finish your first row 2. Hope this helps!

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  4. I am knitting a shawl/wrap for my daughter's wedding. They are getting married on the beach so I am looking for a pattern with an ocean theme. I like the Milan lace pattern but it needs to be wider. Can you help modify the pattern if purchased or recommend another pattern. I am a limited knitter so the pattern needs to be kinda easy. Any suggestions would be a great blessing to me. Thank you

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    2. Thanks for your interest. I sent you a detailed reply on Etsy. Congratulations on the wedding!

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  5. Oh, what a beautiful shawl! I just found it on Ravelry. (I'm Coffeeknitrepeat on there.) I've been looking for the "perfet" shawl to use some lace weight yarn. This is it! Thank you so much for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you, Sue J! I must go find you on Rav!

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  7. I would love the pattern for just the lace.

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    1. Thanks, Andey. (The lace section is after you slip the marker on the RS rows, just in case anyone was confused about that. Then you just knit back on the WS.)

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