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Japanese Short Rows

Extract from Short Row Knits • By Carol Feller • Published by Potter Craft

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Short Row Knits
With the Japanese short row method, every time you turn your work you put a safety pin or other marker around the yarn. The loop of yarn that is held by the marker is then used to “close” the short row gap in the same way that the wrap did in the wrap-and-turn method. I have used safety pins for the ease of description here, but a wide variety of things can be used, including lockable stitch markers, bobby pins, or even long scraps of yarn. In fact, if you are working several Japanese short rows next to each other, you can use a single long strand of yarn for all of them.

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  • Step 1

    Japanese short rows swatch instructions
    Cast on 28 stitches.
    Work 4 rows in garter stitch. Work 4 rows in stockinette stitch.
    Short Row 1 (RS): K24, turn.
    Short Row 2 (WS): Slip stitch purlwise, place safety pin around yarn, p19, turn.
    Short Row 3 (RS): Slip stitch purlwise, place safety pin around yarn, k15, turn.
    Short Row 4 (WS): Slip stitch purlwise, place safety pin around yarn, p11, turn.
    Short Row 5 (RS): Slip stitch purlwise, place safety pin around yarn, k7, turn.
    Short Row 6 (WS): Slip stitch purlwise, place safety pin around yarn, p3, turn.
    Next Row (RS): Slip stitch purlwise, place safety pin around yarn, knit to end of row, working all yarn loops held on safety pins with the corresponding stitch.
    Next Row (WS): Purl to end of row, working all yarn loops held on safety pins with the corresponding stitch.
    To finish, you can either work 4 rows in garter stitch and bind off or, alternatively, work 1 row of reverse stockinette stitch to mark a division and continue working the other short row techniques with the same swatch.

  • How to knit . Japanese Short Rows - Step 2
    Step 2

    Japanese short rows tutorial
    On a knit row
    Knit to the turning point, turn work.
    Slip stitch purlwise, with yarn in front, from the left to the right needle and attach safety pin around working yarn (the pin will hang on the wrong side of the work, facing you).

  • How to knit . Japanese Short Rows - Step 3
    Step 3

    On a purl row
    Purl to the turning point, turn work.
    Slip stitch purlwise, with yarn in back, from the left to the right needle, and attach pin around working yarn; the pin will hang on the wrong side of the work, away from you.
    on subsequent rows

  • How to knit . Japanese Short Rows - Step 4
    Step 4

    For knit stitches
    Work to the gap; pin is attached to the yarn loop behind your right needle.

  • How to knit . Japanese Short Rows - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pull pin up to lift the yarn loop and place the loop on left needle. Remove pin.

  • How to knit . Japanese Short Rows - Step 6
    Step 6

    Knit yarn loop and next stitch together.

  • Step 7

    For purl stitches
    Purl to the gap; pin will be attached to yarn loop under your right needle.
    Slip next stitch purlwise from left to right needle.

    Pull pin up to lift the yarn loop and place loop on left needle. Remove pin.

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