Fearless Knitting: Short Rows

Short Rows. If those two simple words give you pause when choosing a pattern, our upcoming Fearless Knitting technique demonstrations are for you!Short rows are a way of adding shaping to knitted items, from shawls to socks and everything in between.  They are what the name suggests, a row that isn’t knitted all the way to the end, thus creating a ‘short row’.artesian-RTPThe various short row methods are nothing more than different ways of handling the stitches when turning your work at the end of the shortened row.  Their goal is to avoid leaving a hole in the fabric at the turn.Finding your favorite method of working a short row is a helpful tool to have in your knitting tool box and will be a tremendous boost to your confidence!Color-Affection-RTPOver the next two weeks Jenny will show you how to work two of the most popular short row methods:  the basic Wrap and Turn, and the German Short Row. In August she’ll demonstrate Shadow Short Rows and Japanese Short Rows.As with all Fearless Knitting demonstrations, you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques with supplies provided by My Sister Knits.socks-RTPJoin us Thursdays July 14th or 21st, or Saturdays July 16th or 23rd, from 11am until noon for the short row demonstration, and from noon until 1pm for knitting help. No sign up is needed for this free demonstration and help time.When the next pattern that catches your eye has the term 'short rows' in the directions, you will be able to choose it, secure in the knowledge that you can work them fearlessly!All are welcome around our community knitting table any time!