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Old 10-08-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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help with short rows
lizard ridge on knitty.... i'm having issues. i love this pattern and the colors are coming out beautiful. i am having so much fun doing the short rows, BUT i am lost on the knitting/purling the wrapped stitch thing. I understand the concept of it and I can do it, but I am having a REALLY hard time identifying which ones to do.... I find myself slipping every stitch off of the left needle to see if it's a wrapped one and even making wraps from stitches that weren't wrapped and it's making me crazy.

I love the pattern and I love the way it looks, but is there some trick to identify them while they're on the needle before slipping? Some of them are obvious because you can see the gap between that one and the next stitch, but the others, I'm having issues. I did get the suggestion from a few people just to not do the K'ing/P'ing the wrapped part, but I find that makes a bit of a hole...

any help would be much appreciated! thanks!
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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I had the same problem on something with a lot of yo's. I ended up marking the chart on the pick-up row so I'd know where to look for them. I guess for this pattern I'd count for a while and really look at exactly what the wraps look like.
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:07 PM   #3
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So I think your question is how to identify the wraps after you've made them. Is that right? One thing I've seen mentioned around these parts (KH) is that you can identify a wrap because it looks like a little muffler (scarf type -- not the car type) around a stitch. It's true. (If you can't see the wrap unless you slip it, could it be that your wraps are a wee bit too tight? For me they are pretty easy to see one while the stitch is sitting on the needle.)

Another thing you can try is to mark the wrap with a safety pin after you make it. (I sort of got this idea from a Japanese short row technique, but why not use it here too?) Speaking of Japanese short rows, you might find this helpful. Nona compares wrapped, yarn over, and Japanese. After trying the three types, I ended up liking the Japanese short rows the best (mainly for appearance; definitely not for efficiency because it does take longer). One note of advice, though... if you do try the Japanese, don't use split ring markers in lieu of safety pins. They will fall off and you will be completely lost!

Oh yeah. Here's another great resource I had bookmarked. Has tons of links, including the encroachment method which I also really like.
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