Knitting Tips: How to Work Short Rows

Craft & Design Yarncraft


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.


Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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