How-To: Knitting Short-Rows

Learn how to create ease using short-rows     

Short-rows are simply rows of knitting that extend across only part of a row, hence, the term "short" row.

If you want your sweaters to fit you perfectly, you need to learn to work short-rows. With this technique, you can add room exactly where you need it, whether it's the bust, tummy, or at the back neck. You can also use short-rows to knit sleeves from the top down, work the heels on socks, knit shawl collars, and much more.

In our new short-row tutorial, How to Work Short Rows in Knitting: Instructions for Knitting Short Rows, you'll learn how to use short-rows in knitting to custom fit your garments. We go in-depth for you, showing you how to work several types of short-rows, including the most common, wrap and turn.

How short-rows are used to
knit heels in socks

We'll show you how to wrap your stitch, turn your work, and then pick up and hide the wraps. You'll also learn the yarn-over method, the Japanese method, and the catch method.

Then, we'll teach you how to incorporate this technique into your knitting!

Once you learn how short-rows are worked and used, you'll be able to add them to your knitting wherever you think you need a little more ease, or to lengthen a knit where you want to.

I recently used short-rows to make a high-low hem, adding length to the back hem of a pullover sweater. I love that look!

I hope you'll enjoy learning how to work short-rows and adding them to your knitting. Knitting short-rows is a master-knitter technique that's are easy to use; you'll love the results!



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