Short Rows or Wrap and Turn

Specialized Knitting Techniques

Appearance in pattern - w&t

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.

Learn Knit
FREE Stitching Guides

Creative Knitting update
The Creative Knitting update keeps you in the know about knitting trends, news, shows, special events and more. Plus, it frequently includes letters from readers like you and links to exciting knitting web sites.

Enter your email address to subscribe to the Creative Knitting update:

Learn more about the Creative Knitting update and many others.

Updates may contain offers from
Annie's and other companies.
Privacy Policy

Share This Lesson
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter