Simply Super Short Rows (SatPM)

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Short rows are a wonderful shaping technique

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 Instructor – Mary Pat McDonald 

Experience Level – advanced beginner, intermediate 

Prerequisite – knit and purl 

Class Description – Short rows are a wonderful shaping technique, and easy to knit. Need a little extra room here? Want a gentle slope there? Circles, triangles, knitted-in sleeve caps? Short rows can make it happen. 

You will learn
• wrap-and-turn short rows, the simplest technique
• when to hide the wraps, and how to hide them
• German short rows, the finessed technique
• alternative short-row techniques: yarn-over, Japanese, short-row shoulders and other applications

Bring – Light-coloured DK or worsted yarn, appropriate needles, a few locking stitch markers, scraps of contrast yarn, your usual knitter’s tools, and the following two homework swatches still on the needle. 

Homework – 2 swatches 

Cast on 20 stitches and knit about 6 rows (garter stitch). Leave on the needle with yarn attached. 

Cast on 20 stitches, knit 4 rows, then work 6 rows of stocking stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row), ending with a purl row. Leave on the needle with yarn attached.