Originally Posted by laikabear
Well I like the purple one best!!! It matches my Palindrome hat and scarf. Can I have it?
Is that Purple Mystery or Purple Magic colorway? Do you remember?
Can you give a little more explanation of the short row thing for us newbies? I understand what the problem was, that the garter rows aren't as tall as the stockinette rows. But I don't understand how you fixed it. I thought short rows were to make something turn a corner. I have never done them before.
Hi Laika! The color I used is called "Cuarzo". (purples)
Short rows are shorter in width. A 'short' row doesn't run the entire length of the original row.
Here is what I did on the Left Front (and evry 4th RS row after that)
(RS) Row 3: Knit across to the end as usual. Turn the work so Wrong Side is facing. Knit back across JUST the garter stitches. Stop. Turn the work, right side facing. Knit back over the garter stitches to the end. Stop. Turn the work to wrong side facing.
Now work Wrong Side Row 4 as usual.
In essence, we have knit an extra garter ridge in between rows 3 and 4. That extra garter ridge is a "short row".
There is a trick that makes the end of the short row invisible.
Amy here at KH has a video clip called SHORT ROW with WRAP
under Advanced Techniques. Scroll down to mid-page.