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knittinggoo 09-21-2006 03:24 PM

Short Rows in the Round
Hi, I am working on the picovoli ( and can't seem to figure out how to do short rows in the round. What happens to the rest of my stitches if I am focusing only on the front of the shirt? Thanks in advance.

knitqueen 09-21-2006 03:40 PM

You are working on a circular needle, so while the stitches in the front are being worked into short rows, the rest can just stay there on the needle. They will not affect your ability to do the short rows and once all short rows are completed you will just go back to working in the round on all stitches.

Okay, now this might seem like a 'mind your own business' type question, but I'm just wondering your bust size :oops: You don't have to tell me if you're uncomfortable with the question, but I am a 36D and when I made Picovoli I did not do short rows at all after reading blogs of other people who had made it and found them unnecessary, even with an ample bust, so I just went with it and somehow with the shaping of the garment it fit me just fine, all over, without short rows.

knittinggoo 09-21-2006 03:45 PM

I am a 38DD, but I was only planning on making 12 wrapped stitches (for a D cup). If you don't think I will need the short rows, then I've wasted a lot of brain power trying to figure out short rows in the round! But I am very relieved. Thanks. :cheering:

knitqueen 09-21-2006 03:58 PM

Well, don't not do it because I said not to, I was just saying what I did and it fit well. I'd hate for you to do it without and then regret it later. If you're only going to do a few then I'm sure there's no harm.

knittinggoo 09-21-2006 04:56 PM

Thanks for your help. I am knitting with Debbie Bliss Cathay, which seems to have quite a bit of give. I think I will skip the short rows, in case it ends up too slouchy.

I found your post earlier in the year about the armhole...I am there right now. What did you end up doing? Casting on an extra stitch and k2tog with the first stitch of the body? Did that work for you?

knitqueen 09-21-2006 05:04 PM

I did not do that on Picovoli, rather I just tacked the armholes together a bit tighter with some yarn and a tapestry needle.

I have done that on projects since, however, and it works GREAT! It closes the gap and makes things much tighter between the new stitches and the old.

knittinggoo 09-25-2006 08:53 AM

Knitqueen, I'm sorry for another question. I've decided to knit a few short rows (4) as insurance since I find myself tugging at many of my tops. The pattern says "work even for 39 rows". I need to add my short rows. Do I replace some of the 39 rows with short rows? I'm guessing not since I still need the 39 rows for the back. So do I add my short rows after I am finished working even for 39 rows? At the end of those rows, the shirt should almost cover my bust.

What I think I should so is work even for a few inches, add my short rows, then resume working even to get the 39 rows I need.

Thanks for your help.

knitqueen 09-25-2006 10:12 AM

You will be working 39 rows in addition to your short rows.

knittinggoo 09-25-2006 11:44 AM

So does that mean I add my short rows after I knit the 39 work even rows? Thanks for your patience!

knitqueen 09-25-2006 11:52 AM

Let me just go take a quick look at the pattern, and I'll get back to you.

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