Wrap & Turn

October 12, 2017

The w&t (wrap and turn) method is the most frequently used short row technique. It's easy for a designer to write but it doesn't always produce the neatest results.

I use this method when I'm knitting something that is at a tight gauge where there are a lot of short rows. They are easy to see and the tighter gauge keeps them nice and tidy.

In this video, I'll show you how to work the initial wrap and then I will show you 2 different ways to pick up the wraps. One method is the standard pick-up method and the other one is my variation that makes sure the wrap is hidden behind the work.

This is for stockinette stitch if you are working this in a pattern stitch, in the round or in reverse stockinette stitch I'd suggest you look at my Essential Short Row Techniques Class on Craftsy that goes into different variations.

 
Why not give this technique a try in one of the following patterns: