Creative Short Rows
With Myra Wood
Nov 7 1:00-3:10pm CST
Short rows aren’t just for shaping. Learn to use them to combine yarns in various colors to create wavy designs.
When you think of short-rows, you probably think of shoulders and sock heels. And while that’s a perfectly perfect way to use them, short rows can also be used as a design element in creative knitting. Myra will show you the entire process for creating flat fabric with waves and bubbles of color built in. The patterning looks more like intarsia, but is knit one yarn at a time. We’ll start with standard left and right wedges and move on to bubbles within the fabric. You’ll discoover how to balance the fabric to create a rectangle that can be turned into a lovely purse.Then Myra will discuss how to use these creative short-row techniques in existing patterns.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Must know how to do wrap and turn short rows.
__Size 4.5mm/US 7 circular needles with at least a 20″ cable
__10-15g of worsted-weight yarn in 3 or more colors
__6 removable stitch markers or 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