Short rows are an amazing addition to your knitting toolbox. They can change the shape of a garment, make wedges, even turn your knitting into a three-dimensional object. But there’s more than one way to work that magic. In this workshop we will explore five short-row methods: The wrap and turn, yarnover, Japanese, German, and twin stitch. We’ll discuss why you might use one method over another. We’ll explore how to make this decision not only based on your pattern, but what type of knitter you are. As with all of my classes, you’ll walk away not memorizing, but seeing, because you understand the why! In other words, we’ll explore the long and short of it!
Technique Requirements: Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and work these in a pattern without supervision. Knowledge of one short-row method helpful, but not required.
Cast on 26 stitches and work stockinette stitch for 1 inch, ending ready to work a RS row.
Yarn: Aran to chunky weight yarn in a light color and a contrasting color (so it’s easy to see the stitches). No variegated yarn.
Needles: Appropriate to yarn.
Notions: locking stitch markers or safety pins.