You don't have to know how to knit socks to make these.
The short rows are where you knit part of the row, then turn back and knit back for part of the row. It allows for the curved shape. Now don't worry what short rows are or that you haven't done them. The directions are very clear on what 'wrap & turn' is and how to do it.
"Trust the pattern!"
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Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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