Short Rows

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If you have never done short rows before, we recommend not only that you review our short rows tutorial for standard knitting, but also that you do a project using short rows in standard knitting before attempting to use short rows in double knitting.

Short rows in double knitting are similar to standard short rows in that:

  • you need to work a partial row only (remember to end on an opposite side stitch)
  • you will pick up wraps (either knitwise or purlwise) (you will always pick up wraps in facing/opposite side pairs)

Where short rows in double knitting are a little different is in their method of wrapping stitches at the end of the short row.

Our photo tutorial below illustrates wrapping stitches for short rows in double knitting:

Double Knitting, Short Rows, Step 1

Step 1:  After working specified number of stitches, bring both yarn strands to back.  Be sure that you have ended with a stitch from the opposite side!

Double Knitting, Short Rows, Step 2

Step 2:  Slip next st pwise, bring both yarn strands to front.

Double Knitting, Short Rows, Step 3

Step 3:  Slip next st pwise, bring opposite-side yarn strand to the back of the work, leaving facing-side yarn strand to front.

Double Knitting, Short Rows, Step 4

Step 4:  Return slipped stitches to left hand needle, keeping opposite-side strand to back of work and facing-side strand to front.

Double Knitting, Short Rows, Step 5

Step 5:  Tighten yarn well and turn.  Begin knitting instructions for the next row.