Sunday, November 13, 2011

Making short rows

Sometimes we want a fabric to flare on one end (like a ruffle or peplum on a sweater).  Other times we need just a little more room in a particular area (such as the bust).  One way to accomplish this is to make short rows:  completing less than a full row and turning back to put an extra row or two in only one area.

The problem is that you can't "just" turn around and go back, without leaving a hole.  That's where the technique of "wrap and turn" comes in.  Since this is difficult to explain in words, I've located a few videos that illustrate it very well.

Making short rows and picking up the wrap on the way back.

Making the short row.

Picking up the wrap on the way back.

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