Addicted to short rows

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I love techniques. If something is simple, looks complicated and has an interesting effect, I’m loving it.

Knitting short rows is one of those techniques. Shaping the knitting just by excluding a couple of stitches and turn your work is fun, simple (if you know what you’re doing, i.e. have understood the implications of the technique), and it has an effect that works in the most interesting ways.

I have used short rows to shape heels on socks, to shape the fronts of the Vitamin D cardigan, to turn corners in any knitting. And now I am using short rows to finish off a pair of the Skew socks.

Addicted: I can’t put them down. Every row makes me think “just one more turn!”. And the most fun is knitting over the turns and see if the desired effect is happening.