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Old 10-01-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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I saw "Backward" knitting and also the short row and so tried them. On the short row I was kind of stumped because I could tell where I did the wrap. Then I remembered KNITTINGHELP! and thought perhaps there was a demo that Amy had. She did, does and I tried her method and can now do the short row with a wrap and you can't even tell it.

So, it is interesting to learn new techniques I never knew existed! Don't know what I will use them for right now, but, you never know. (THere is pattern on call Lizard afghan or similar name that I think uses the short row. I may try a swatch of that to see how it works. (I Think I saw somewhere that short rows are used in sock knitting and in sweaters where you need more fullness).

I am doing an entralac afghan now so I may just try the knitting backwards to see if that is easier than flopping it over ever little while at the end of each row (10 stitch rows).

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Old 10-01-2006, 04:28 PM   #2
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Good for you, Linda Learning new techniques is always fun and very satisfying for me, too.
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Old 10-01-2006, 05:53 PM   #3
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I taught both of my daughter's to knit. They both come to me for help and advice when learnind new things.

One of them is working on a shadow knitting project and the other one completed a shadow knitting project sometime ago.

I told the eldest, now you know a technique I don't know! I have never done shadow knitting, so they will get to teach ME a new technique!

Love learning new things. If you want to try short rows on a small project, the Tychus hat on Knitty is done with short rows and is a fast knit! It's a fun hat to knit. Sort of like potatoes chips.. I did 4, couldn't do just one They are in my gallery.

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Old 10-02-2006, 09:22 PM   #5
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Thanks for the encouragement. After a while knit and purl knit and purl gets boring until you learn there is more...

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