Archive for January 6, 2009
There are a few projects that I would like to work on this year that involve short rows. Before, in the past, short rows have been my kryptonite. In my defense though, I have tried to do short rows before (here, and not to mention the times I’ve tried just for practice) and it just came out looking like a mess. You could see my wraps on the knit side, half the time I couldn’t see them on the purl side, and it was just overall a mess.
Last night (after everyone went to bed, that’s usually when I get things done) I Googled “how to do short rows” and was amazed by the amount of knitters that took the time to explain (in detail) how to do short rows. CosmicPluto(love her blog) has a tutorial, misocrafty another, and so on. They were all great tutorials, but my problem is that sometimes I have trouble learning things by pictures. So, I remembered that I had found a video tutorial on YouTube by the infamous Cat Bordhi (part 1 part 2) (on a side note, I love how she explains things!).
Finally it all clicked, I was seeing the wrap stitches, working back and forth, and after just a bit, I GOT IT!!!!! It is no longer my krytonite, but the start of a new friendship.
The top photo is the side where I had to do the wraps on the purl side, didn’t come out to bad, alot better than before (trust me, it was a mess). Bottom picture is my short row on the knit side, pretty good if you ask me.
Now I can feel a little more confident working on a project that involves short rows.