Short rows can be used to help shape a variety of garments and accessories. In garments, they can create horizontal bust darts that keep a fitted sweater from “riding up” in the front; they shape the shoulders of a drop sleeve sweater to eliminate extra bulk at the underarm; and they can be used to raise the back of the neck on round yoked sweater and keep it from stretching laterally. In accessories, short rows can add accents of color to shawls, hats, and mitts.
This 2-hour class explores using short rows primarily in garments. We will explore a few different types of short rows, working flat, as well as adding horizontal bust darts or shoulder shaping. We will also practice adding short rows to the back-neck of a top-down yoked sweater and work a super-deluxe method for transitioning a final short row to working in the round.
Level of Experience: For the adventurous newbie to advanced sweater knitters. Most helpful if you have made a sweater before.
Homework: With your 16” or 24” needle (whichever you are most comfortable working with in the round) and worsted weight yarn, CO 86 sts. Work 6 rounds of (k1, p1) ribbing. Set aside.
Materials and Supplies Needed for Class: A tape measure, one skein each of DK and worsted weight yarns, 2 – 16” or 24” circular needles in a size that gives you 20-21 sts/4” in stockinette stitch with the DK yarn and 18-19 sts/4” with the worsted yarn. Gauge isn’t critical for the workshop, but be sure to use a needle that at least gives you a gauge that is close to what is listed.
Materials fee: None.
Cost: $30 for members ($50 for non-members which includes 2021 Guild membership.)
Class size: 20
How to Register: Send an email to WorkshopRegistrationATSanDiegoKnittersDOT com (see Announcement regarding Guild email addresses.) Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. Payment is by check, made payable to SDNCKG – be sure to write the workshop name and date on the check. Checks should be mailed to Mary Woo (address in your Guild Directory).Your registration is guaranteed upon confirmation of receipt of your payment.
Cancellation policy: Due to limited seating, please notify us as early as possible if you need to cancel your workshop registration. Refund of the workshop fee requires a cancellation notification at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop. Fees cannot be refunded for cancellations with less than 48 hours advance notice. The pattern fee is not refundable. Thanks for understanding!
This is a virtual workshop. You will be sent a Zoom link shortly before the workshop. The Zoom link is specific to each participant and should not be shared. New to Zoom? Read Karen des Jardins’ Zoom tips here.
Learn more about August 2021 Guild Meeting and Mary’s visit here.