Why do you do short rows in knitting?

Are short rows necessary?

Short rows are, fundamentally, a length solution: They add length to one part of a sweater. But busts are typically width problems: The bust is wider than the rest of the woman. Short rows will cause the hem to lay even, but the bust is still stretching the sweater all out of whack in the bust.

What is the point of short rows?

Short Rows are used to create triangles or wedges within your knitting. They shape everything from bust darts to ear flaps. Basically, a Short Row is just that: a row that you don’t knit to the end of the needle.

Can you substitute German short rows for wrap and turn?

Note that when you substitute German short-rows for wrap-and- turn short-rows on progressively shorter short-rows, you’ll need to work one fewer stitch before the previous double stitch than called for in the directions for wrap-and-turn short-rows.

How do you prevent holes in short rows in knitting?

The easiest way to knit short rows is the wrapless method: work to the turning point, turn your work, slip the first stitch and tighten yarn, and then work the rest of the row as you would normally. When you’re working over the short-row turn on the next row, tighten yarn again to avoid a hole forming in the fabric.

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Do short rows increase stitch count?

Short rows create curves or soft angles in the mostly straight-edged, flat-paneled knitting landscape. They accomplish this by partially knitting an existing row to a predetermined stitch count, then turning the work and working back to the same (or another) count, and turning again.

How do you count short rows?

Short Row Wraps should sit 1 inch in from the peak bust measurement. Short Rows should be placed so they sit directly over the bust peak. The number of Short Rows needed is dictated by the difference between the length beside the bust and the length over the bust.