Baktus in Serena

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Baktus scarf

Baktus scarf

Marge knit this lovely Baktus variation in Serena (color 7458, Mulled Wine).  It took only one skein!  Though you could certainly expand it to two skeins and have a lovely shawl.  As with the Shadow Shawl, the constantly-changing row length is particularly flattering to the space-dyed yarn, because it blends the colors so well.

Wouldn’t this make a perfect quick gift?

Free Pattern: Serena Shadow Shawl

Category: Free patterns

Our latest free pattern is for an easy shawl in this Spring’s new yarn, Serena.

As a shawl

As a shawl

Serena is a wonderful blend of baby alpaca (60%) and pima cotton (40%).  The alpaca gives it beautiful drape (as well as softness and warmth), while the cotton lightens it for warm-weather wear.  The color effect of the Manos kettle-dyeing on the combination of protein and cellulose fibers is soft, dusty, almost stonewashed or watercolor-like.

Shadow Stitch combines stripes of color and texture:  one color is worked in garter stitch, one in stockinette.  When the stitch pattern interacts with the colors, the fabric almost shimmers as it moves.  This simple piece will go everywhere with you from breezy Spring days with t-shirts to strappy sundresses on summer evenings.

As a scarf

As a scarf

The pattern uses two skeins each of one semi-solid color and one space-dyed.  Download the pattern (and see our other free patterns) here.