A while back I started working on a Sweater Sampler using Jacqueline Fee’s book, The Sweater Workshop. With my current obsession with knitting sweaters I decided it was time to return to my sampler and learn some more tried-and-true knitting techniques.
Thus far, my sampler has completed the following workshop sessions:
The Cable Cast-On
Making Connections (changing colors)
The Ribbings (k1,p1; twisted rib; k2,p2)
Stripes in Ribbing
And, TODAY I completed the workshop session on SHORT ROWS. I guess, when knitting a sweater short rows can be used to add extra length. I’m not sure I would ever do this though. Have any of you used short rows when knitting sweaters? I understand why you would use short rows whilst knitting socks but I am just not getting it when it comes to sweaters!
Ms. Fee says that short rows in a sweater should be placed about 3″ apart and you should mark them with a safety pin so that they don’t end up on the front side of your sweater. And, she says they have their limitations and should be confined to plain sweaters.
Well…..at least I’ve given it a try….don’t know if I will ever incorporate them into a sweater. Next workshop – chain selvedges.