Short rows allow us to create shaping and dimensionality in our knitting, giving us the ability to turn a sock heel, raise the back of a sweater neck, or allow for extra room in the bust. Short rows can also be a fun and interesting design element when we play with color in our designs. In this class, you will practice four different methods for creating short rows: wrap and turn, Japanese, German, shadow wrap short rows and more. We’ll discuss the benefits of each and talk about how to substitute between them.
Students should bring about 30 yards of smooth, light-colored worsted-weight yarn and compatible-size (US #7-9) needles OR your preferred weight yarn and matching needles, and six locking stitch markers or coil-less safety pins.