Knitting Short Rows: The Twin-Stitch Method

What are short-rows? They’re exactly what they sound like: partial rows in the knitting that create curves, soft angles, and depth. Short-rows are an invaluable technique that allow the knitter to create modern, seamless knitwear that is both engaging to knit and flattering to wear. In this series, we’ll show you how to work some […]

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What are short-rows? They’re exactly what they sound like: partial rows in the knitting that create curves, soft angles, and depth. Short-rows are an invaluable technique that allow the knitter to create modern, seamless knitwear that is both engaging to knit and flattering to wear. In this series, we’ll show you how to work some […]

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Handy Shaping with Short Rows

We at Interweave love short rows, those handy “partial rows in the knitting that create curves, soft angles, and depth.” With them you can shape a garment or accessory and create modern, seamless knitwear. Author Jennifer Dassau dedicated an entire book to short rows called Knitting Short Rows in which she explores this versatile technique. […]

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Short Row Knitting – The Ultimate Guide

Short rows, also known as partial or turning rows, appear daunting to some knitters but are in reality very simple: work extra rows across a portion of the stitches on the needles, thereby lengthening the fabric in the area where the short rows are worked. DOWNLOAD NOW   Short rows can be used to shape […]

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Anyone can learn to knit. Most people learn the knit stitch first, and then the purl stitch. Then they might learn how to cast on and bind off, increase and decrease, cable and seed stitch, and other types of knitting techniques and stitches. All of these things are knitting techniques, and knitters are constantly learning. […]

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Kerry’s WIP: Ahead of the Curve

One of the details I love most about the Buttonside Sweater from Knitting Short Rows is the swoop of the curved shirt hem. When I first saw this design as a sketch, I tried to sort out the construction in my head. Would the body be knit, then the buttonbands applied at the end? Would […]

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Behind the Scenes: Knitting Short Rows

Do you know how long it takes to create a book? And not just any book, but a technique-based project book for knitters. A long time! I’ve had the pleasure of working with knitwear designer Jennifer Dassau since July 18, 2014, when I first asked if she’d ever thought about writing a book. Our email […]

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Short Rows: Tip Sheet for 5 Techniques

Whether a seasoned user of short-rows or a knitter looking to use the technique for the first time, we could all use a bit more information on what short-row techniques work best in which situation. “All short-row techniques involve knitting a partial row, turning the work before the end is reached, and then knitting back […]

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