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« on: September 08, 2006 04:04:03 AM »

With shortrow shaping, what side do you work the garment on to get the 'slope' the right way?

For instance, I'm knitting a slip over and I wish to short row shape the shoulders (both front and back). How do I know which direction of the knit to do this? In terms of front and back and left and right?

Also, what is the *exact* science of the short row stitch? Like, if I have sixteen stitches on a needle, do I knit to the last six stitches? Or three?

Sorry if these questions seem repetitive, but I haven't come across anything that answers these questions thoroughly, not even knitty.

Thanks for any insight
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006 05:34:15 AM »

here's a great blog that did research on different ways to do short rows. look on my blog. it's under the techniques heading on the right.

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006 12:48:38 PM »

For me, the place I use short rows is in socks....and the sock patterns I have used say basically to knit the short row, following the pattern, until you have no more stitches left.

Could you try it on to see how it hangs to see if you need more or less short rows?

Technically, you could measure and use gauge to see how many stitches you should have left....?


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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2006 03:51:16 AM »

Thanks for the replies, guys. I'll check on the suggestions, and work with the information to hand. If I come up with any new approaches or techniques, I'll get back to you.

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