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Sep 28, 2012 17:08:58   #
Swarff
 
I am knitting a childs cardi/coat/dress...yep three in one. It has 17 short row panels in it, and after trying again and again to get the W&T to look tidy and even, I gave up and went looking. I found this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KooKdm0YBbw&feature=relmfu
AND! it works...it is wonderful, my knitting looks professional both purl and knit side...and so much easier.
All you knitters out there that knew this...shame on you for not telling me. I have frogged so many of this darn panels....but now all is forgiven, I have found the answer.
Can you tell? I am now a happy knitter.

Included is the cat who judges me...he is very involved in the process.
Taken with the inbuild camera on my computer. :idea:
Smudge, judge and jury on my knitting.
Smudge, judge and jury on my knitting....
 
Sep 28, 2012 17:18:16   #
Yarn Happy
 
Looks like he would really like to help you with that knitting! I bet he is a lot of help with the frogging.
Sep 28, 2012 17:23:38   #
Swarff
 
Yarn Happy, if I left it too him he would do it all himself...but my yarn sits in a bag and a box all the time in the LR, and he never touches it...neither does our little girl cat. So I am kind off lucky....
Sep 28, 2012 18:49:57   #
kacey64
 
Smudge looks like he is learning how. Or maybe watching for mistakes with plans of warning you not to continue. Love the colors in your project. Now I need to go check that link since W&T has never been one of my strong techniques.
Sep 28, 2012 21:52:09   #
Hilary4 (a regular here)
 
Wow - I watched both part I and II and I really like this technique - now what can I practise on?

Thank you for the link.
Sep 28, 2012 21:53:49   #
Swarff
 
A sideways hat!, there are some on ravelry and that would be quick to knit...Or practice doing circles....my thought when I saw those links.
 
Sep 29, 2012 06:26:18   #
paljoey46
 
Great video. I have a friend who is trying to make the Wingspan shawl and having trouble with the short rows leaving holes. This video should help solve that problem.
Sep 29, 2012 06:37:24   #
Hendrika
 
My cat does the same thing. Only when I am knitting though otherwise he wouldn't give me the time of day.
Sep 29, 2012 08:14:06   #
Swarff
 
I finished my wingspan shawl only to find like your friend that no matter how hard I tried I still had ugly places on the short rows. I wish I had found this technique before.
I am making my granddaughter a cardi/dress with 17 short row panels..this is a blessing to use, I feel so much more confident in my knitting now and I have been knitting for approx 60 years.
My Smudge does love me, but he is fascinated with the needles and when I used the long needles he would bite them and snatch them out of my hands...too many dropped stitches till I changed to circulars, now it is the yarn, he has been knowing to jump from a sitting position to catch a strand of yarn in his mouth and hi tail it across the room...other wise, the yarn in the box and the bag do not get touched....strange cats.
Sep 29, 2012 08:56:23   #
knitnweed
 
Thank you so much for that link. She does make the short rows look good, much better than mine for sure.
:thumbup:
Sep 29, 2012 11:57:34   #
joyfulstitch
 
You are my new BFF. That video (both parts) was worth signing in to KP today. WOW, I have looked at many short row methods, but I had never heard of the German Short rows. So efficent and neat looking. Thank you! That is going to be my short row method from now on.

Gotta love KP. For all the knitting "junkies" from around the world. We are not alone.
 
Sep 29, 2012 12:57:29   #
Swarff
 
Hey! I love being a new BFF. And, I love this place, I find so many helpful ideas, it is so wonderful to share and learn.
I am using this method now. My knit wear is going to look GOOD!!!
Sep 29, 2012 13:29:13   #
denisejh
 
Swarff-We've discussed W&T numerous times-do a search at the top of the page. If you go to Craftsy.com, then look in the online classes, you'll find the class Short Row Shapping by Carol Feller. The class is free and covers just about everything you'd want to know about short rows. Give it a look. Denise
Sep 29, 2012 13:55:50   #
Swarff
 
Thanks Denise. I am relatively new here, so finding my way, but I will give it a look. I really want to have good knitting skills and this is one of them.
Sep 29, 2012 19:18:31   #
denisejh
 
Swarff-My pleasure. The Craftsy online classes are pretty good. You do have to join the site but it's free. By the way, WELCOME!!!!! Denise
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