Many thanks to Israelmeesterkat from Herman Hills Farm for suggesting this technique when I was struggling to knit a blanket. The yarn used is a fine 2ply HB acrylic of unknown origin.
Cast on 2 (K/K) over 60 stitches on the front bed and 61 stitches over the back bed - ensure both end stitches are on the back bed, to get a neater edge. Program stitch pattern - I used 1022, 1026 and 1023, with tech 138 (N/KX), which is a two-row tucking pattern. I realised after taking the first one off and not making a great job of the cast off, that it was just as easy to seperate them with ravel cord and keep on going. I only stopped because my partner came home and it was getting late! I used "woolley" (magnetic) weights to hold the knitting down once it emerged beneath the V beds. 60 stitches makes quite a wide scarf, 40 stitches makes a skinnier one.
- N/LX ss 2/2, K 1 row (Duo N/N)
- CX/LX ss3/3, K 2 rows (Duo CX/CX)
- N/LX ss4/4, K 1 row (Duo N/N)
- ss 4.5/4.5, RC000. Optional: you can either knit 10 rows in N/N here for a plain edge, or go straight into your chosen stitch pattern. K to RC600. Adjust the length here for a longer or shorter scarf.
- Optional: if you started with 10 rows N/N, knit a further 10 rows N/N here.
- Transfer all stitches to the front bed (double up on the last needle).
- Bring the empty back bed needles back into work and knit 1 row N/N.
- Break main yarn and secure under the mast (lock will be on left). Drop the newly-created back bed loops and return BB needles to out of work.
- Rethread empty eyelet with ravel cord and knit back to the right.
- Either scrap off on waste yarn, or cast on again for the next scarf by bringing the BB needles back into work as before and going back to step 1.
- When complete and off the machine, use the latch tool to crochet the cast off loops through, and remove ravel cord.