Expand your knitting with yet another method of working short rows with the Shadow Wrap Method. It’s another way to work short rows without a wrap and turn.
Even if you love one particular method, it’s good to know other options because sometimes one method looks better in a yarn than another.
Step 1: Knit to where you want to turn your short row.
Step 2: Work a lifted increase by lifting the stitch one row below the next stitch and placing it on the left hand needle and knitting it.
Step 3: Place that stitch back on the left hand needle and turn you work.
Step 1: Purl to where you want to turn your short row.
Step 4: Turn your work and proceed.
See the twinned stitches?
Close the gap using the instructions below.
Closing the Gap
When you come back to those twinned stitches either knit or purl them together.
OTHER SHORT ROWS TUTORIALS
Mary has been knitting for over 40 years.During this time she has discovered that she hasn’t met a knitting technique she didn’t like. As a fearless knitter, she will occasionally call her children over to “see something scary” such as pulling the needles out of a 400 stitch lace shawl, ripping back ten rows and picking the stitches back up, without a lifeline. (But, she does suggest using them, so don’t try that at home.) She believes that things are always easier the second time, so she gets the first time out of the way as quickly as possible, and that with a little practice, you can master any technique.