Whether you’re knitting socks, sweaters, or holiday stockings, short rows are really fantastic way to add shape and dimension to knitted items. (If you don’t know what a short row does, picture the curve in the heel of the sock.) If you haven’t tried short rows—or if you’ve been feeling intimidated by patterns that include them—you’ll definitely want to check out this handy short rows knitting tutorial from Jessica Joy!

Give it a try today! Knitting short rows isn’t actually difficult or scary, I promise.