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German Short Rows: Eins, Zwei, Drei


Price includes 2 hours of class.

With Laura Barker

July 10, 2:00-4:00pm 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.

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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.

Supply List
• 60 yards of worsted- or Aran-weight yarn
• Appropriate needles, not too blunt, lace points preferred
• 8 yards of contrasting colored yarn

No pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Short Rows

This class had a wonderful teacher who knew her subject, answered questions from everyone, and had a detailed thorough handout. I would highly recommend this class snd instructor.

susan k.
Solved my short row “short comings”!

Finally I can do short rows without holes, gaps or having to rip it out in frustration!!!! Highly recommend this class.

Dee B.
Can I give it 10 stars?

I LOVED this class! After an introduction to German short rows in a different class, I wanted to know more. This is the class that transformed my ability and enthusiasm for this method and short rows in general. Laura is a patient and very knowledgeable teacher.

Jessi K.
Just the right amount of info....

This class was just right....not too long, not too short. It covered the essentials of German Short Rows - and even how to fix them if you make a mistake. I've been using them before this - but always had some issues. This resolved them - and I'm ready to go forward with fewer worries.

Sandra B.
Short rows improved

There are quite a number of ways to do a short row and some are better than others. Some give different effects than others and some are more visable than others. The German short rows are great with garter stitch. I really like the German Short Rows and another tool in my Toolbox of Knitting

Marilyn L.

Well paced, great handouts

Suggest the first section is homework for the next session so,more time can be spent on techniques.

Appreciated learning how to fix mistakes, including illustrations