- Skill level: Advanced Beginner and up
- Date: Thursday, 14 May, 6:30-9:00pm (1 session, 2.5 hours)
- Instructor: Mary Pat McDonald
- Cost: $30 + HST
Short rows are a wonderful tool for all kinds of shaping. In this class, we’ll explore four (and a half) techniques – from the simplest to more finessed versions – and learn which ones work best for your purposes. We’ll discuss basic applications you can start using right away, like short-row shoulders.
Students must be comfortable with basic knitting skills:
- knit and purl stitches
- Basic short rows, with and without a wrap
- German short rows
- Japanese short rows
- Shadow short rows
Please bring the following with you to class:
- Two homework swatches (see below)
- A few locking stitch markers
- Pen or pencil
Two knit swatches still on the needles, preferably in a light-coloured DK or worsted yarn, on 4 to 5 mm needles:
- Cast on 20 stitches and knit for about 6 rows (garter stitch). Leave on the needle with yarn attached.
- Cast on 20 stitches, knit for 4 rows, then start stocking stitch (knit a row, purl a row) for about 4 rows. Leave on the needle with yarn attached.