Shadow Wrap Short Rows in Garter Stitch

Shadow Wrap Short Rows in Garter Stitch

It’s not often that we make short row shaping in garter stitch. But when we do need it, there is always a question – How do we work short rows without disrupting the pattern too much?

When we actually start to work short rows in garter stitch, we get even more questions – Shall we work stitches as purls or as knits? Do we bring the yarn to the front or to the back of the work? And what do we do with the first and last stitches of each short row when the shaping is finished?

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to resolve all these issues when we work short rows using the shadow wraps technique.

To make things easier, I’ll break down the process of making this kind of shaping into clear step-by-step instructions. Believe it or not, this seemingly complicated task boils down to five very simple steps.


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Shadow Wrap Short Rows in Garter Stitch | 10 rows a day
Shadow Wrap Short Rows in Garter Stitch | 10 rows a day
Shadow Wrap Short Rows in Garter Stitch | 10 rows a day

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Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

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