Short rows. Not everyone embraces the power of the mighty short row, but with Carol Feller‘s new book, Short Row Knits: A Master Workshop with 20 Learn-as-You-Knit Projects, the short row superpower is within your grasp. The patterns build on what you learn and build a beautiful collection for your very own. Unless your one of those selfless knitters who gives away what you knit. Then please comment below and I’ll send you my measurements and mailing address. 😉
As the book is described on Amazon:
Custom tailor your garments with short row knitting the easy way to create darts, shape shoulders, set in sleeves and more. Add curves and three-dimensional shaping to your knits to create figure-flattering cardigans, wraps, and perfectly fitted hats and socks. Working partial rows into your knitting is simple: instead of knitting the whole row, you stop before you get to the end, then you turn your work, and knit in the other direction. These short rows create the extra length in the fabric needed to fashion graceful curves and silhouettes. In ‘Short Row Knits’ you’ll master the technique via four different methods, so you can choose your favorite. Then find out how to apply short rows to different stitch patterns 20 striking knits you’ll want to wear every day.
At this year’s Fibre Feis, Carol brought a selection of her sample garments shown in Short Row Knits so we could try them on and wish we all could knit fast enough to create the entire line for ourselves by 2016. This isn’t the first time she’s done that either. I was lucky to have my camera handy and capture some of the details that make Short Row Knits such a treasure of technique and style.
These garments are just a selection from her latest book, Short Row Knits, which has many more patterns that are not shown here. You can browse all the book’s patterns here on Ravelry to enjoy give you a headstart on choosing yarn from your stash (or ordering new yarn) and queue them up as you await the delivery of your own copy of Short Row Knits.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Potter Craft (7 Nov. 2015)
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If you’re a fan of Carol Feller’s designs, you’ll know I’ve written about her before in my blog and interviewed her for an article in Interweave Knits.