What is the point of short rows?
Short Rows are used to create triangles or wedges within your knitting. They shape everything from bust darts to ear flaps. Basically, a Short Row is just that: a row that you don’t knit to the end of the needle.
Do I need short rows?
Working the pattern without short rows is simpler to knit, and it makes the back and front the same – so there’s no wondering if you’ve put your sweater on backwards. The benefit of adding short rows is that it gives your sweater a slightly better fit by raising the back of the neck to be a bit higher than the front.
How do you prevent holes in short rows?
The easiest way to knit short rows is the wrapless method: work to the turning point, turn your work, slip the first stitch and tighten yarn, and then work the rest of the row as you would normally. When you’re working over the short-row turn on the next row, tighten yarn again to avoid a hole forming in the fabric.
Why do I keep losing stitches when crocheting?
4. Why do I lose stitches? A major cause of stitch loss is failing to put a stitch into the last stitch of the row. The last stitch can get quite tight and may not look like a ‘real’ stitch – but it is.
What does work 3 rows even mean?
It just means to knit three rows without any changes in the stitch count (no inc or dec) and doing the same stitch you have been doing (knit in this case).
What does work even mean in crochet?
In a knitting or crochet pattern, work even simply means “keep doing whatever you’ve been doing without increasing or decreasing”. If you’ve been increasing, for example on a top-down hat, stop increasing and continue working on a constant number of stitches.
What does pat mean in crochet?
“Pat” is likely short for “pattern stitch“.