This month’s mini series is on short rows! Surprisingly, prior to the swatches I put together for this series, I’d only used W&T short rows. The Knitter’s Handbook, my go-to source for techniques, doesn’t include many short row techniques beyond wrapped and unwrapped, so this became my default choice simply because I didn’t bother looking in other places.
I do actually like this technique a lot. It’s simple to work, and it’s simple to explain. It’s the easiest technique to write when it comes to writing knitting patterns because it is so straightforward; it doesn’t involve digging into the row below or juggling pins. The wraps do create some extra bulk behind the wrapped stitches, but overall, the edge stitches of the short rows aren’t overly distorted so the short rows blend in fairly well. Although it doesn’t create the most invisible transition of all of the techniques I tried, I think this one will stay my favorite.