Specialized Knitting Techniques

Short Rows or Wrap and Turn

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To wrap a stitch, work to the indicated turning point, take the yarn to the right side of fabric (in front on a knit row, in back on a purl row), slip the next stitch purlwise, and take the yarn to the wrong side of the fabric. Turn the work. Slip the wrapped stitch purlwise back to the right needle, then continue working in the opposite direction. When all short rows are completed, work cross row using the following method to hide the wraps by working the wrap and stitch together. On the knit side, insert the tip of the right knitting needle into the wrap, then into the stitch and knit them together. On the purl side, insert the tip of the right knitting needle into the wrap from the right side, lift it onto the left knitting needle and then purl the stitch and wrap together.


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