Short rowing is a handy technique to add to your repertoire of knitting skills. It lets you work extra rows over a set of stitches on your needle so you can add length to specific sections of your knitted piece without affecting the restwhich makes it the perfect technique for Kristen’s Broken Rib Yoke. Among its many uses, you can use short rows to shape collars, sock heels, shoulders, and ‘darts.’ Here’s how:
Wrap and turn: Knit rowSlip next st purlwise onto RH needle (1), bring yarn to front of work, return slipped st to LH needle, bring yarn to back of work (2), then turn work. Purl back to beginning of row.
Hide Wraps: Knit rowKnit to wrapped stitch. With the tip of the RH needle, pick up the wrap and the stitch it wraps, (1) and knit them together (2).
Wrap and turn: Purl rowSlip next st purlwise onto RH needle, bring yarn to back of work (1), return slipped st to LH needle (2), bring yarn to front of work, then turn work.
Hide Wraps: Purl rowWith the tip of the RH needle, pick up the wrap through back of loop (1) and purl it together with the st it wraps (2).