In this collection of patterns, designer Dassau explores four different methods for knitting short rows: the commonly used wrap & turn and yarnover methods, and the lesser-known German and Japanese techniques. For each, she discusses the type of knitted fabric best suited to the technique, and clearly describes the process of ending the row and closing the gap created by the short row. Each section features several pattern options, including sweaters, shawls, hats, and mitts, that showcase short-row shaping and allow knitters to master the techniques. VERDICT Short rows can be daunting, but they elevate knitwear from boxy and shapeless to stylish and well fitting. The thorough explanation of short-row techniques combined with patterns using short rows makes this a useful addition to knitters' bookshelves.
Shape your knitwear seamlesslyusing short-rows!
Add seamless curves, soft angles, and depth to your finished pieces with Knitting Short Rows. Inside, Jennifer Dassau teaches you this essential technique in a beautiful package, providing know-how and design inspiration.
Learn to create short-rows through five easy-to-learn methods: wrap and turn knitting, the yarnover method, German short-rows, Japanese short-rows, and twin stitch shadow wraps. Master each through an illustrated step-by-step guide, discover how to choose your short-row method, and more! Then, show off your short-row skills with 17 knitting patterns for fashionable hats, cowls, mitts, shawls, and garments.
Whether you want to enhance your knitting repertoire or are seeking great new designs for your knitted wardrobe, you'll find just what you're looking for in Knitting Short-Rows: Techniques for Great Shapes & Angles.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)|