Note 11-Feb-2013: Pattern update available (cable increases revised)
- crochet chain cast-on
- slipped stitches (for tube selvedge)
- basic cables
- dealing with cable splay
- following charts
- bind-off in pattern
To prevent cable splay, the scarf begins with casting on a smaller number of stitches that are increased in the 1st row and decreased back before bind-off.
(Thanks to Jen)
Instructions for right and left cabled increases should be read as follows:
Right cable increase (resembles left leaning lifted (raised) increase, LLinc): k2, then lift purl bumps behind 2 sts just knitted onto left needle and knit these purl bumps – 2 sts increased.
Left cable increase (resembles right leaning lifted (raised) increase, LRinc): with help of cable needle, pick up purl bumps behind 2 rightmost sts on left needle, k2 from cable needle, then k2 as usual – 2 sts increased.
If you find cable increases difficult, you may replace them with a pair of any “solid”, non-open increases of your choice:
- kfb, kfb
- k1, m1, k1, m1, and m1, k1, m1, k1
- k1, LLinc, k1, LLinc, and LRinc, k1, LRinc, k1
- k1, kfbf, and kfbf, k1
Russian version can be found here.
Thanks to Julia and Anna for help with tech edit.