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Short-Row Shaping

Create some angles.

Short-Row Shaping is used to form triangles of knitting as worked in the beveled end of a scarf. Shaping with short rows eliminates the uneven edge that occurs when you bind off in a series of stitches. It is a two-step process where you work a partial row of stitches, followed by a "wrap and turn," then work back in the opposite direction. The second step is hiding the wrapped stitches, which may occur all in one row or with every short-row set, depending on the direction of the angle; this closes the gap formed when the work is turned.

W&T, Knit Side

 
1. Working with yarn in back, slip the next stitch purlwise from the left needle to the right needle. 2. Bring the yarn to the front between the two needles.
3. Slip the first stitch on the right needle back to the left needle and bring yarn to the back between the two needles. 4. Work the next row (a wrong-side row) to the end.

W&T, Purl Side

 
1. Working with yarn in front, slip the next stitch purlwise from the left needle to the right needle. 2. Bring the yarn to the back between the two needles.
3. Slip the first stitch on the right needle back to the left needle and bring yarn to the back between the two needles; you’ve now “wrapped” that stitch. 4. Turn work and work the next row (a right-side row) to the end.
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