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Old 01-13-2013, 09:31 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Mmm, lovely jacket. Short rows sound more complicated than they really are and they're a very nice shaping technique. I learned about this method here at KH for short rows and like it better than wrap&turn.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KooKdm0YBbw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6n561SMZXQ
I'm going to give this a try!
I once tried to knit Kate Davies Owls pullover that had increases at the bust. I used whatever style was recommended in some nice projects and I watched tutorials and practiced on a swatch. I did the short rows (on bulky weight yarn!) as well as I thought I could but there was a dreadful hole right under the yoke on either side of the short row.
I studied other people's pics on Ravelry and I saw that most people had them. Now, I like yo holes sometimes for decoration but not in the middle of the bust! I finished the sweater but all I could see were those awful holes so I ended up frogging it.
So, I guess how I think things should look is a bit different than how others feel. Also, I think that pattern may have been too young for me and that has transferred to my feelings on short rows.
Thank you so much for the links, I'll definitely try again, especially if its just on the back of the neck.
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