German Short Rows involve no wraps, pins, or other accessories. At the short-row turn, the yarn is slipped to create a double stitch. This double stitch is a real ugly duckling, visibly bigger than all the surrounding stitches. However, just as the ugly duckling transformed into a beautiful swan, the double stitch, when worked in a subsequent row, transforms, filling the short-row gap beautifully on the front and back of your work. Learn to work German Short Rows in stockinette and garter stitch as you make a coffee koozie. Learn how to fix them if the unthinkable happens: Your double stitch goes rogue. Finally, the class will also cover places to use German Short Rows, how they compare to other short-row methods, and how to substitute them in patterns, including a new side-by-side comparison of substituting in a short-row heel.
Students should bring 60 yards of worsted- or Aran-weight yarn, 8 yards of contrasting colored yarn, and appropriate needles—not too blunt, lace points preferred. Pencil, if desired, for note-taking.