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Learn to Knit: German Short Rows

15th June 2020 short rows 5 min read
Learn to Knit: German Short Rows Tutorial

Learn to Knit: German Short Rows Tutorial

German Short Rows work by pulling the stitch from the row below up so that you remove the gap between the row heights.

To Work:

  • Work to turning point, turn work.
  • Slip 1 stitch pwise from left to right needle with yarn in front.
  • Pull yarn over needle to back of work, creating a ‘double stitch’ on the right needle.
  • Bring yarn to correct side of work for knit/purl, ensuring the double-stitch stays in place.
  • When you encounter this ‘double stitch’ on a following row, knit (or purl) it as a single stitch.

Read more about Short Row Knitting.

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Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the joy lies!

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