Jun 16, 2012

Cross over wrap: Emma

In this cross over wrap pattern, the instructions tell us to wrap and turn the last 13 stitches to add some extra fabric or some and give the back side of the wrap a snug fit.
Basically there are 2 ways someone can use short rows: either to give the piece an extra fabric and snug shape or to change the pattern directions.
Working a sequence of short rows throughout the piece shapes the top part of back and front of this piece.

Short rows are used to give shape to socks heels but also if you are knitting a piece; a sweater, and you want to add a little bit of extra fabric in the back and around the neck to give it a more rounded shape, short rows is a very handy solution.

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