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Old 03-02-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Short rows? What's your favorite?
i am making longies for our DD. I've made a baby hat, a pair of longies and a pair of shorties. On to the next pair of longies.

I have tried a few types. I think German short rows are the easiest, but not sure if I am getting them closed enough. What is your favorite short row? Videos are very helpful.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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Oh, I go with German short rows too. I've never tried Japanese short rows however. You might take a look at them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9PmhtN8PyM
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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German short rows here. In fact, I've just finished working short rows German style on a collar. I had done wrap and turn short rows, couldn't get them to look good, got a link here at KH for German short rows and haven't done any other type since. I watched the Japanese short rows video and decided that for me, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

I think German short rows are the easiest, but not sure if I am getting them closed enough.

When I turn, I pull the working yarn pretty hard (one reference I came across said to yank it) so that the stitch is really pulled around the needle and then hold that stitch with my finger as I work the next several stitches tight so as to avoid extra yarn or a loose stitch. When I come back to pick it up I make sure I am getting the right needle through both strands of yarn on the turned stitch, dropping the extra leaves a gap or hole. Usually I try to be pretty loose and easy with my knitting, these turn stitches are an exception. HTH
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