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Tuesday, October 05, 2004
I love short rows and especially now that I've found an easier method of wrapping stitches. I can't take credit for creating this. Someone in Knitter's Review mentioned having done short rows without wraps and I had to figure it out.
Here's what I have for you:
Short rows without wraps of any sort can create little holes unless you knit tightly. I am one of the loosest knitters on earth so I always have holes if I don't wrap. On something like the lolita legs, its part of the design.
These are regular wrapped short rows. If you click the picture you will see the rows in detail. This site has the best explaination of making short rows and wrapping stitches that I've seen. I would try to write it down but this site has it explained so well it would be silly for me to try.
This is the new way that was described. Instead of making a wrap you simply YO. I tried it because I figured "what could I lose?". I really like this method. It's faster than wrapping and it does come out nice.
There is almost no difference in the look of the stitches that were wrapped and the ones that used the yarn over method. The reason I will do the yarn over difference is the speed. I love anything that helps me make socks faster.
As Martha would say, "Short rows, its a good thing."