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Old 06-24-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
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Short Rows (wrap 'n turn stitch) in the round
Apparently this is all greek to me. I'm going crazy since I clearly am making the same mistake over and over again and it's still not working. Can someone watch my 4 little short videos of how I'm screwing this up and tell me what I'm doing wrong. Thanks a million!

I had to take this in 4 sections so that it wouldn't be like a 10 minute video. I hope that it makes sense. Here are the pictures first:
First, here is the left hand side of the longies when you're looking at the front.

And the right hand side when you're looking at the front. Notice those good for nothing holes!


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Old 06-24-2009, 01:10 PM   #2
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Have you looked for Cat Bordhi's w&t videos on You tube? They're very good.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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Yes, I was following her directions to the "t" or so I thought. But I figured I was making a mistake somewhere since when I come back around (I'm knitting in the round) I cannot pick up the wrap that I did when I was purling back across my short row. I always get a hole. But on the knit side where I wrap it looks perfect, I can pick the wrap up no problem and now hole.
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Unfortunately I can't get your videos at the moment (tech difficulties with my network). But if it's holes that are the problem...take a look at http://www.knotions.com/techniques/s...hort_rows.aspx -- specifically the bits on wrapping on the purl side and then later picking up the purl side wraps...hope that helps!
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I think my problem is that because I am knitting in the round, I do not come to my "purl" wrap on the purl side. I knit around to the second stitch marker, do the wrap and turn on the knit side, purl back to the first stitch marker, do the wrap and turn on the purl side, turn and knit around. When I come to the second stitch marker I am on the knit side, so it is easy to pick up the wrap and knit it together with the stitch and move right along. When I come back around to my first stitch marker, because I am knitting in the round, I am on the knit side of the work, not the purl side. But I did the wrap on the purl side, so I am having a hard time picking up the wrap. I *think* it's because it is on the opposite side of my work.

Does this make any sense? Can I pick up the wrap somehow differently? I can't find any knitting document that explains how to do this when knitting in the round.
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I sometimes have to rearrange the wrap stitch when I come to it so that it ends up in the back of the knit stitch, even when knitting flat.
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