Article: Get the Lowdown on Short Rows

“Short rows let us create sock heels that fit our heels, work shoulders without the ugly stepped bind offs, and put darts right where we need them. What exactly is a short row? Not a row with less height than its brethren; in point of fact, short rows add height. The “short” of it is in the number of stitches worked, in width. Short rows are partially worked rows, rows turned and worked back before the final stitch is reached.”

Accompanying Project: All About Short Rows Scarf (2008); All About Short Rows Scarf (2010)

Creative Knitting, March 2008, Volume 30, No. 2