Friday, March 3, 2017

Free Pattern Friday: The Long and The Short Of It

The first time I learned short rows in a knitting class, the instructor referred to it as "the magic moment". And that's exactly what short rows are for- turning flat fabric into shaped objects or switching directions for an interesting look. It's still one of my favorite go-to when choosing a new pattern. Here's are some free pattern ideas to give short rows a try.

Short rows are a great way to create biased fabric and look wonderful with variegated yarns. For knitters, try the Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer,



Achieve the same look in crochet with the Slip Slope Scarf by Vashti Braha.

 
These mitts by Sybil R use short rows to shape from the thumb out to create a radial pattern. Check the knit version Starburst Mitts or the crochet version Sparkler Mitts.


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