Frequent question: What is wrap and turn in knitting a short row?

How do you prevent holes in short rows in knitting?

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.

What does turn in knitting mean?

To turn, you literally stop in the middle of the row, turn your needles and start knitting in the opposite direction. This leaves a gap in the stitches. When turning sock heels, you will knit the stitch before the gap and the one after it together, eliminating any hole in the finished piece.

What do short rows do?

Short rows add length to a project in specific areas rather than across and entire round or row. Adding length in specific areas changes the shape of the overall fabric.

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