Short rows - basic

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Sometimes a pattern may call for short rows to shape the garment. When working short rows you can make soft curves or create a better fit by creating bust darts. Short rows are only partially worked before turning.
Work number of sts told in pattern, turn, lift the first stitch, tighten thread, work the row back. When knitting next row and passing the short row turn, make sure to tighten thread to avoid a hole.

The video above can be used in the following patterns

Comments (32)

Gudrun Kleber wrote:

Ich verstehe bei der Anleitung Baby 20-11 bereits beim linken Vorderteil ab dem Wechsel zu den verkürzten Reihen die Anleitung nicht mehr. Habe 47 Maschen aufgenommen und 3 Krausrippe gestrickt, also insgesamt 6 Reihen rechte Maschen gestrickt. Jetzt soll ich 4 cm glatt rechts stricken, die Blende weiter kraus und dann weiß ich nicht weiter. Lg Gudrun Kleber

08.02.2021 - 17:06

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Kleber, man braucht mehr Reihen wenn man krausrippe strickt als wenn man glatt rechts strickt, deshalb muss man verkürzten Reihen über die krausrippen Maschen gestrickt. Diese verkürzten Reihen wiederholen Sie in jeder 4. cm - aber immer glatt rechts mit die Blendemaschen krausrechts stricken. Hoffentlich kann es Ihnen weiterhelfen. Viel Spaß beim stricken!

09.02.2021 - 09:33

Patrizia Güder wrote:

Hallo, ich habe eine Frage, entsteht der Armausschnitt durch die erkürzten Reihen? Oder erstehe ich die Anleitung nicht? Über Hilfe wäre ich dankbar:)

24.08.2020 - 14:28

DROPS Design answered:

Liebe Frau Güder, könnten Sie bitte Ihre Frage bei dem gestrickten Modell stellen? So kann man Ihnen am besten helfen, danke für Ihr Verständnis.

25.08.2020 - 09:36

Masome wrote:

Hello dear Thanks for teaching us freely!would you please share your video on YouTube or other websites that we can watch them.

13.01.2020 - 23:57

Anna wrote:

Una curiosità: non mi pare sia necessario utilizzare i ferri a doppia punta per questo tipo di lavoro, o mi sbaglio? Grazie, i vostri modelli sono spiegati benissimo!!!

11.11.2019 - 17:32

DROPS Design answered:

Buonasera Anna, i ferri a doppia punta non sono necessari per questa tecnica. Buon lavoro!

12.01.2020 - 21:09

Grethe Krabbe wrote:

Jeg er i tvivl om hvor mange gange jeg skal gentage de forkortede pinde. Er det indtil jeg har længden til ærmåbningen ? Vh. Grethe.

13.10.2019 - 19:50

Fryal wrote:

1 I have a problem when you said knit return row after turn you mean after turn I should knit all stitches until completing the row and after that I will knit the next number of stitches from the beginning of the next row then turn and complete the return row . or you mean I knit number of stitches then turn then knit next number of stitches like that sorry for my english I’m arabic girl

23.09.2019 - 03:17

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Fryal, depending on your pattern, you might have to work a different number of stitches on return row, but most of the time when you turn in the middle of the row, you then work return row over the stitches you just worked (= to the end of the row). Please ask your question under the pattern you are working on or ask the store where you bought the yarn for any individual assistance. Happy knitting!

23.09.2019 - 10:26

Fryal wrote:

1 I have a problem when you said knit return row after turn you mean after turn I should knit all stitches until completing the row and after that I will knit the next number of stitches from the beginning of the next row then turn and complete the return row . or you mean I knit number of stitches then turn then knit next number of stitches like that sorry for my english I’m arabic girl

23.09.2019 - 03:15

Aigli wrote:

Ok thanks!about the collar now please explain about the short rows.what means row 1and 2:“beg mid front-k10,turn and knit back?row 3and 4: k all sts, turn and knot back?do we still have 23 sts?thank you

12.01.2019 - 21:17

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Aigli, working this pattern you have still 23 sts on needle, but on row 1&2 you work only 10 sts: row1: work the first 10 sts, turn and work row back (= row 2), on row 3: work the 23 sts, turn and work row back (= row4). Happy knitting!

15.01.2019 - 10:00

Kim wrote:

I have left a couple of messages and haven't heard from you. Maybe you are off for the holidays. I had a question about shortening the sleeves to 20 inches. Kim

30.12.2018 - 20:27

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Kim, did you left your question under the pattern your are working on? You should then get any answer soon. Remember you can always contact your DROPS store for any individual assistance - even per mail, telephone or via the social medias. Happy knitting!

02.01.2019 - 12:29

Hélène wrote:

Franchement c'est une vidéo explicative !Même en mettant pause c'est beaucoup trop rapide ! N'importe quoi...

29.10.2018 - 20:58

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Hélène, si la vidéo est trop rapide pour vous, vous pouvez la consulter sur YouTube en diminuant la vitesse de lecture. Bon tricot!

30.10.2018 - 09:32

Curiousa wrote:

I am trying to leave a question, and even though it says I have characters left, it won’t send, and tells me my message is too long!

06.09.2018 - 01:59

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Curiosa, try again using 2 comments (dividing your questions in 2) if necessary.

06.09.2018 - 10:21

Emilie wrote:

Bonjour, Je suis sincèrement désolée de vous déranger. J'ai bien compris la raison pour laquelle les vidéos sont sans son et c'est tout à fait justifié. Vous indiquez qu'il y a des explications écrites mais malheureusement je ne les ai pas trouvées. Pouvez-vous m'indiquer comment je trouve les explications des différentes vidéos. En vous remerciant par avance. Cordialement

07.05.2018 - 15:50

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Émilie, cette vidéo sera à ajuster sur un modèle avec des rangs raccourcis (vous trouverez des exemples de modèles utilisant cette technique sous la vidéo) et montre seulement la technique: tricotez le nombre de mailles indiqué dans votre modèle, tournez, glissez la 1ère m et tricotez les mailles suivantes jusqu'à la fin du rang. Tournez et tricotez le rang suivant sur le nombre de mailles indiqué dans votre modèle. Bon tricot!

08.05.2018 - 09:13

Janie Lawson wrote:

I think I understand short rows except for their use in pattern 173-34. When the pattern says: Rows 1-2: work until 1st marker, turn and work back. Am I suppose to work row 1 completely to the end then turn on row 2? And working back means knitting knits and purling purls? Also, will I be starting a WS or a RS row? Thank You

19.11.2017 - 16:15

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Lawson, you work row 1 to marker, ie not all sts, then work return row (from WS = row 2) - work now 2 rows over all sts (rows 3 and 4), then work row 5 to 2nd marker (row 6= return row from WS) and so on. When turning at marker, work sts as they shoudl be worked, ie following the diagram. All diagrams will not be worked all at the same time because of short rows. Happy knitting!

20.11.2017 - 10:51

Kasaundra Chaney wrote:

Are there more specific instructions for working the short rows in the collar for the Anna 135-25 pattern?

27.10.2017 - 05:36

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Chaney, this video is showing how the short rows in the collar are worked in this pattern - just remember to continue working pattern over the sts as before. Happy knitting!

27.10.2017 - 10:18

Debra Watkiss wrote:

Just love your site well done.. Has taught me better ways to knit from someone who has knitted for years.. Learning to knit from the top down as we knit our garment in pieces then join from the bottom up .love the new way i am learning so thanks . Kind regards Debra Sydney Australia

21.10.2016 - 02:44

Ing-Marie Johansson wrote:

Hej ! Jag har försökt använda förkortade varv enkel på rätstickade delen av babykoftan Babydrops 21-1, men trots att jag stramar garnet blir det hål. Har försökt med omslag också, men har svårt att få det rätt. Skall man sticka en maska mindre eller antalet enligt mönstret innan man gör omslag och vänder? Vilket är rätt att använda till mönstret 21-1. ?

17.04.2016 - 19:47

DROPS Design answered:

Hej Ing-Marie, I mönstret har vi använt den enkla tekniken som du ser i videon, så ja det bliver ett litet hål. Du får gärna använda en annan teknik, du ser vi har flera videos som visar olika tekniker. Lycka till!

02.05.2016 - 14:43

Katrin wrote:

Wenn ich gemäß diesem Video eine verkürzte Reihe stricke, sieht es sehr gut aus. Diese Art, verkürzte Reihen zu Stricken, beschreiben Sie oft bei rundgestrickten Pullis um den Halsrand zu erhöhen. Wenn ich entsprechend in Runden stricke, sieht es sehr unordentlich aus: manche Maschen sind zu klein andere viel zu locker. Darf ich mir ein Video für "Erhöhung des Halsrandes" wünschen?

06.11.2015 - 20:42

Tjitske wrote:

Do you have a video that can show us how to do short rows on circular needles (working in the round)?

13.09.2015 - 02:35

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Tjitske, when working short rows, you will have to work alternately from RS and from WS. Sometimes you have to make an elevation in back of neck (for ex in a sweater), you then work number of sts stated in the pattern from RS, turn, work number of sts stated from WS, and work back and forth as many times as indicated. When short rows will have been done, continue in the round following the pattern. Happy knitting!

14.09.2015 - 10:24

Jennifer Ingerson wrote:

Could you please look at your short row video? It appears to skip right at 0:10 where you are showing how to tighten the yarn. I need to see better how to tighten the yarn, and I can't see the technique at all clearly in the video.

27.04.2015 - 15:42

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Ingerson, when you turn, slip the first st onto the right needle and simply tighten the working yarn before working next st. Happy knitting!

28.04.2015 - 10:02

Iwona wrote:

Proste, jasne więc tylko korzystać!! dziekuję

15.06.2014 - 14:21

Marina wrote:

So entstehen Löcher die nicht schön aussehen.

29.03.2012 - 11:03

DROPS Deutschland answered:

Liebe Marina, durch das Anziehen des Fadens entsteht nur ein ganz kleines Loch, das von manches durchaus als dekorativ empfunden wird. Vielleicht liegt Ihnen eher eine der beiden andern Techniken zu verkürzten Reihen (mit Umschlägen), die wir ebenfalls mit einem Video vorstellen.

29.03.2012 - 20:38

DROPS Design NL wrote:

Beste Bianca. Breit u Continentaal of op z'n "Engels" dan is deze techniek: het keren van de nld in het midden van de nld eigenlijk hetzelfde. Het gaat hier om te laten zien hoe u in het werk keert op verschillende punten om een kledingstuk te vormen.

26.03.2012 - 10:58

Bianca wrote:

Het is erg lastig om exact te zien hoe het filmpje in elkaar steekt daar er op een andere manier gebreid wordt, svp miss. een idee om voortaan lessen te laten zien waar er op de oude manier gebreid word.

25.03.2012 - 14:50

Karien wrote:

Hei! Jeg har funnet en bedre måte - like enkel som denne - hos Cat Bordhi fra Amerika. Hun kaller det for 'sweet tomatoe'. Strikk masken som er løftet av sammen med masken under den - slik får du ingen hull.

20.01.2012 - 12:59

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