Lifted Short Rows Step by Step

Lifted Short Rows Step by Step

This method is a simplified variation of the shadow wrap short rows.

The swatch at the left side of the photo below is shaped using the shadow wraps short rows, and the swatch on the right – using the lifted short rows method.

Lifted Short Rows Step by Step

We get the same almost invisible look of the short-row shaping but without the need to fiddle with picking up the top part of a stitch in the previous row or round. Instead, we insert the needle right into that stitch.

This way, you can easily add short-row shaping to necklines, shoulders, sock heels, or any other part of any other project even if you are very new to knitting and it is your first attempt at knitting short rows.

All you need to do is follow three simple steps

A great advantage of lifted short rows is that they work equally well for projects knitted back and forth and the ones worked in the round. Because we deal with stitches and not with separate strands, this method never forms holes in our projects.

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Lifted Short Rows Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Lifted Short Rows Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Lifted Short Rows Step by Step | 10 rows a day