Short Rows

also known as Short Row with wrap

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This technique is used to insert extra rows invisibly in the middle of the knitting (extra rows are shown in pink in the photo, otherwise they would appear so seamless as to be invisible). The wrapping of end stitches avoids creating holes where you turn the work.

This method can be used by a knitter in many circumstances. It can be used below the neck on the back of the sweater, so the neck doesn’t dip down in the back. It can be incorporated to create shaping in the chest of a sweater, great if you are a C-cup or larger, and have difficulty getting sweaters to fit in a shapely way. You can modify existing patterns by inserting rows at the underside of the chest.

Category: advanced techniques