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Short rows

Short rows are used to shape pattern pieces by adding length to one side of your knitting and not the other. This is accomplished by knitting partway across the row and then turning your knitting and working back. When you reach the turning point, you must use wraps or yarnovers to prevent holes in your knitting. This method uses wraps and has two parts—first, you work a “wrap and turn” at the turning point; second, you will work in the wrap when you knit across it. The directions below show how to work short rows for both knitting and purling. You may do a series of “wraps and turns” before you knit across the wraps and work them in.

KNITTING
Knit to the turning point — work wrap and turn.

1. Move yarn to front. 2. Slip next stitch purlwise.
3. Move yarn to back. 4. Slip stitch back to left needle.

Turn and continue working from this position.

When you knit across the wrap you need to work in the wrap or there will be a hole in the knitting.

1. Slip wrapped stitch to right needle purlwise.
    2.  Put wrap on left needle.
3. Put slipped stitch back on left needle 4. Knit 2 together (wrap and slipped stitch).

Continue knitting across row.

PURLING
Purl to the turning point — work wrap and turn.

1. Move yarn to back. Slip next stitch purlwise. 2.Move yarn to front. 3. Slip stitch back to left needle.

Turn and continue working from this position.

When you purl across the wrap you need to work in the wrap or there will be a hole in the knitting.

1.Slip wrapped stitch to right needle knitwise. 2. Put wrap on left needle.
3. Put slipped stitch back on left needle. 4. Purl 2 together through back loop
(wrap and slipped stitch)

Continue purling across row.