German Short Rows: Eins, Zwei, Drei
With Laura Barker
Aug 7, 1:00-3:00pm CDT
German Short Rows involve no wraps, markers, or other extras. Learn all about them: how to work them, how to fix them when the unthinkable happens, and how to substitute them in patterns that call for other methods.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
German Short Rows involve no wraps, pins, or other accessories. At the short-row turn, the yarn is slipped to create a double stitch. This double stitch is a real ugly duckling, visibly bigger than all the surrounding stitches. However, just as the ugly duckling transformed into a beautiful swan, the double stitch, when worked in a subsequent row, transforms, filling the short-row gap beautifully on the front and back of your work. Learn to work German Short Rows in stockinette and garter stitch as you make a coffee koozie. Learn how to fix them if the unthinkable happens and your double stitch goes rogue. Finally, the class will also cover places to use German Short Rows, how they compare to other short-row methods, and how to substitute them in patterns, including a new side-by-side comparison of substituting in a short-row heel.
__60 yards of worsted- or Aran-weight yarn
__Appropriate needles, not too blunt, lace points preferred
__Optional: 8 yards of contrasting colored yarn
__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