Adventures in Short Rows
An in-person class with Amy Snell
Nov 10, 1:30-4:30pm PST
Learn different methods to work short rows. Amy will share the benefits of each, and how to substitute and replace one type for another.
Short rows add shaping and dimensionality to knits — they give us the ability to turn a sock heel, raise the back of a sweater neck, or allow extra room in the bust. Short rows can also be a fun and interesting design element when we play with color in a design.
In this class, you will practice five different methods for creating short rows — wrap and turn, Japanese, German, shadow wrap (or twin stitch), and wrapless short rows. We’ll discuss the benefits of each and also talk about how to substitute one for another.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Students should be able to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and slip stitches.
• About 30 yards of smooth, light-colored worsted-weight yarn
• US 7-9 (4.5-5.5mm) needles for working flat (back and forth) OR your preferred weight yarn and matching needles
• A few locking stitch markers or coil-less safety pins
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes