I have to admit it, I messed up. Though I was on gauge. Wasn't, made my sleeves to long before attaching, and way to big around. So I get to frog the whole sweater, and restart, restart, restart, lol. Oh well, isn't the first time, won't be the last. And I had it all finished except the steeking, yikes!!! Anyone game to start over with me after the holidays, or start for the first time????
I have been quiet the last few days, but I just have to finish hemming the bottom of CliC, then I can cut the steek, woohoo. then I need to do the bands up the front, lol. Almost done though, I am getting excited.
Virginia, the W&T is not difficult. Just think about what it does: It wraps the yarn around the next unworked stitch so you don't get a hole when you do a short row. When you get to the end of a row, you slip the next stitch (the one you will NOT be knitting/purling) onto the right needle, bring the yarn to the opposite side from where it is (to the front if knitting, to the back if purling), then slip the unworked stitch back onto the left needle, and move the yarn back to where it was originally. Now turn the work and start knitting or purling the next row. Voila! W&T done!
When you get to the point where you will be working that wrapped stitch, simply pull the wrap up onto the left needle and work it together with the stitch it wraps.
Hiya! We also have a video on our KP youtube channel that covers how to knit shorts rows and how to do the wraps & turns. Sometimes it helps to see it done if you are more of a visual learner, but like others have said it is not hard. Maybe try doing some practice rows on a swatch to work out any kinks before going onto the cardigan.
Here is the link to the short row video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfGpKiNfQmk
I am so glad that it is fitting, that is half the battle. Yeah, glad you stuck with us. Now we will have our sweaters in next to no time. Short rows are easy and it is a nice way to make sweaters and stuff work around the neck area that may need a little more fabric in a wedge shape. Short rows also work great in the bust area too. You can really get the extra stitches where you need them, without it changing the length of the side edges, etc.
Although, when I did my husbands cabled vest last year, I needed the extra room for his lower belly area. Worked a few short rows, and it fit perfect. Now I get to take it out, in this past year he has lost over 50 pounds, mainly off his belly, so the vest is way to big now, haha on me. Have a good day,
I put the short rows in so that it would be under the belly area, otherwise everything rides up on him, and then his "pure white belly" would show, not something that works for me, lol. The pattern is from Knits for Men, by Margaret Hubert. If you want, I can take a pic and post it.