Wrap & Turn: Basic Short Rows

Wrap Turn_Basic Short Rows

2 class hours.

Short rows: those partial rows that let us create sock heels that curve to fit our feet, work shoulder shaping minus the ugly stepped bind offs, and put darts or gussets so garments can better match our bodies. In this class you’ll learn the basics of working short rows using the classic wrap and turn method and get tips on finessing turning points. We’ll also discuss the difference between increasing and decreasing short rows, and how this technique is used to create those heels, that shoulder shaping, and much more.

Know Before You Show

Knit, purl, cast on, bind off.


  • 20 yards worsted to bulky weight yarn in light or bright color for swatching (A)
  • 200-400 yds yarn in same weight if starting a scarf (B)
  • needles in size appropriate for yarn
  • basic supplies (scissors, yarn needle, ring markers, etc)


With A, cast on 15 sts. Knit one row; set aside.