How to knit short rows (basic method)

In this DROPS video we show how you can knit short rows (basic method).

Sometimes a pattern may call for short rows to shape the garment. When knitting short rows you can make soft curves or create a better fit by creating bust darts. Short rows are only partially knitted before turning.

Work number of sts told in pattern, turn, lift the first stitch, tighten thread, work the row back. When knitting next row and passing the short row turn, make sure to tighten thread to avoid a hole.

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