• Japanese Short Rows

    Now these are some beautiful short rows! They’re super smooth and invisible, just as advertised. But sadly, they are a classic case of getting what you give. This is the best looking method I tried, but it was also the least effortless method. Instead of wrapping stitches before you turn, you drop a removable marker […]

  • Shadow Wrap Short Rows

    Shadow wraps don’t actually involve wrapping stitches, and that’s the biggest perk to this short row method. At the end of your short row, you knit into the stitch in the row below creating a “shadow” stitch behind the stitch next to it. This functions as your wrap, and it’s knit together with the stitch […]

  • German Short Rows

    German short rows are fairly straightforward in concept, but they definitely require a bit of practice. I looked at a handful of YouTube videos for this one, and on the step where you yank your yarn to the back pulling the stitch from the row below across your needle, almost all of the instructions said […]

  • Wrap and Turn Short Rows

    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 […]