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Old 10-14-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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how to knit short rows
I am knitting an afghan where you knit the border separately. When I come to a corner, I am supposed to knit 20 short rows, so every row is a short. Between the 1st and 2nd rows there is a hole where you turned and knitted back. the instructions are: Short row 1: K to last 5 sts., sl 1 purlwise, turn, k to end. Short row 2: K2, yo, k2tog, k to last 5 sts., sl 1 purlwise, turn, k to end.

When I do the rest of the short rows there are no holes.

What am I doing wrong? I'm hoping someone can help me.

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Old 10-14-2007, 01:11 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what you mean by holes. Where are they?
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Old 10-14-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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The hole or space is where you turn the work and go back and the last few stitches that were left when you turned.
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When you knit back on long rows again, the holes may be smaller. The slip stitch should fill in the gap.
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:53 PM   #5
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Without actually working the pattern for myself, as best I can tell you are knitting two stitches together - the ones on either side of the short row turning hole. That will close it up. I mean, I have worked patterns with short rows and one of two things happens in the pattern - either you knit the two stitches together on either side of the hole and it closes it up or you don't and it leaves a hole.
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