Incorporating Short-Rows Into Your Knitting

Short-rows, also called partial rows or turning rows, are simply rows of knitting that extend across only some of the stitches, hence, the term “short” row. The technique is simple—work across part of a row, turn the needles around, and work back across the stitches just worked. There will be two more rows of knitting along the stitches that were worked in the partial row than in the other stitches. Many knitwear designers rely on this method of selectively adding length (i.e., rows) to certain areas of knitting to maximize their shaping options. This article, by Véronik Avery, originally appeared in Interweave Knits, Winter 2005.

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