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Bethann
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2005 10:59:35 AM »

The next part of the pattern involves "short rows" - where you only knit part of the row and then turn it around. It will make a nice curve in your knitted item.  I can't explain it well, but there's a great article on knitty that shows exactly what you need to do:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/FEATbonnetric.html
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2005 05:51:12 AM »

Thank you Bethann!!!  Grin Grin Grin

But can I just ask what RS and WS mean? Lol.... I dont know much about knitting yet. But I'm learning!  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2005 06:01:33 AM »

whoops- sorry. RS= right side (the front of your item), WS= wrong side (the back of your item).

I'm glad I could help- you'll have to post a pic when you finish!  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2005 06:49:37 AM »

Thanks!  Cheesy I'm gonna get to work right now and I'll definately post pics when I'm done!  Kiss
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2005 10:56:38 AM »

Here are some pics of my progress (Am I doing it right?):





I'm on about row 15 from the beginning of the part that Bethann started to help me with, and I'm looking at my work and wondering how it's going to work into shorts, am I doing it the right way?  Roll Eyes The part at the end where it curls up is where it's decreased... does that look right to you? Let me know what you think, Bethann! Thanks so much for helping me.   Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2005 11:38:24 AM »

I think it looks right so far. If you look at the diagram/schematic at the bottom of the pattern, it is a weird shape like that. The right side of your piece is just curling in the photo, right? Can you flatten it out so it looks like the "back" diagram? I think you're on the right track. The edge where you aren't making any decreases will be the side seam of your shorts. The edge with the decreases will be the back seam. It is hard to visualize!

I've been looking at this pattern so much the past couple of days, I think I may knit it now too! They look comfy!
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2005 11:45:59 AM »

Silly me, I didn't even notice those diagrams! Yeah, I think I can flatten the curled part out... I'm going to go finish the part you helped me with and then if I'm feeling really ambitous I'll check out the "short rows" thingy you mentioned... wish me luck!!  Cool
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2005 06:44:01 AM »

Okay, I finished up to wherever Bethann left off... I'm not exactly sure where that is and I cant figure out what to do next!  Shocked Lol... If you could ehlp me again Bethann I'll be your best friend!
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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2005 06:46:28 AM »

Oh, and I have exactly 49 stiches left! I'm so excited!  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2005 11:24:50 AM »

Hi! I'm still here.  Grin  Have you worked the 5 rows even yet? That just means that you need to do 5 rows of stockinette st without doing any decreases...

40. purl across
41. knit
42. purl
43. knit
44. purl

Then you're ready to do a RS row, just like the pattern says. Now the "short rows" start. . Here are the directions from the knitty article on how to "wrap and turn":

1. Knit 37- (you'll still have 12 sts on your left needle)
2. Insert right-hand needle into the front of the next stitch (purlwise) and slip onto the right-hand needle.
3. Bring yarn to front of work, then slip stitch back to left needle.
4. Turn work, bring yarn to front (or wherever it needs to be, depending on whether you are knitting or purling), completing the wrap.

The photos are about 1/2 way down the page- they're really helpful, and I think you can do it no problem! Cheesy

I've never worked short rows, but it says when you bind-off, you need to pick up the wraps and work them together with the sts.
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