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.