I Did It

And they didn’t hurt at all! This is the shoulder of the vest. The little line is the picked up stitches. The little bumps are the German Short Rows. I’m thinking with blocking this will all be less visible.

I used both the video from PetiteKnit and a blog post from TinCanKnits to work out the short rows. They are insanely easy. I’d describe them as a mistake a new knitter would make moving the yarn across the top of the needle instead of between the needles. Then the little double stitch that is made is knit as if it were one stitch. Easy! I will never do the confusing strangled stitch kind again.

Have you learned anything new lately? Did it leave you feeling excited about your project?

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16 Responses to I Did It

  1. Jackie B says:

    Must try this! It looks really neat. The last new knitting technique I tried was 2 colour brioche. Was really pleased with it. Been a bit warm to wear the hand warmers I made though!

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  2. Really amazing dear!!
    Glad you done it!!!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

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  3. I learned to rewire a small fan. Not quite knitting but still, something new. ☺️

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  4. Always fun to learn something new.

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  5. barbfessler says:

    Now I have to try short rows too. Thanks for the encouragment

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  6. Laura Kate says:

    This join looks perfect. Congratulations!

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  7. Let's Cook says:

    I haven’t learned anything new. I have focused on improving my skills .

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  8. bonnyknits says:

    I’ve only done wrap & turn short rows; I’ll have to try these next time! I just learned the old Norwegian cast-on and yes, it did make me excited!

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  9. kathyreeves says:

    They look great! 🎉💐

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  10. Oh I love the look and will check out that method!!! Anything that makes me make less mistakes!

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  11. It looks very cool! I love learning new things 🙂 The star stitches in my Half the Knit Sky were new to me – I had a false start with them, but then they worked out!

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  12. I was so scared of short rows, but they’re so easy! I don’t understand why some knitters don’t like them.

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  13. Stefanie says:

    Not recently I believe. I say during this whole COVID era I learned how to make pie.

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