Short rows are everywhere! Until you learn to work them, they can seem intimidating. Don't let that fear keep you from casting on for an amazing pattern. Short rows are partial rows of knitting that are worked to shape or curve sections of a piece of knitting, without increasing or decreasing stitches. Think of the heels in socks, bust darts, and shoulders (to name a few). If you've ever put your knitting down, then picked it up and worked back the wrong way, you have knit a short row. You've also created a hole at the turning point. This turning point is the place where the knitting changes direction between one row and the next (much like making a U-turn when driving). Short rows mitigate that hole to create a smooth transition. In this workshop, you'll learn how to knit several different short rows methods. We will discuss the difference between the methods and how to substitute your favorite. There is a short row method for you!
Knit 1 row.
Purl 1 row.