Short Row Techniques (Finished)

  • Skill level: Advanced Beginner and up
  • Date: Thursday,  14 May, 6:30-9:00pm (1 session, 2.5 hours)
  • Instructor: Mary Pat McDonald
  • Cost: $30 + HST

Short rows are a wonderful tool for all kinds of shaping. In this class, we’ll explore four (and a half) techniques – from the simplest to more finessed versions – and learn which ones work best for your purposes.  We’ll discuss basic applications you can start using right away, like short-row shoulders.

Skill prerequisites

Students must be comfortable with basic knitting skills:

  • knit and purl stitches
Techniques Covered
  • Basic short rows, with and without a wrap
  • German short rows
  • Japanese short rows
  • Shadow short rows

Please bring the following with you to class:

  • Two homework swatches (see below)
  • A few locking stitch markers
  • Pen or pencil

Two knit swatches still on the needles, preferably in a light-coloured DK or worsted yarn, on 4 to 5 mm needles:

  • Cast on 20 stitches and knit for about 6 rows (garter stitch). Leave on the needle with yarn attached.
  • Cast on 20 stitches, knit for 4 rows, then start stocking stitch (knit a row, purl a row) for about 4 rows.  Leave on the needle with yarn attached.