How to Knit the Wrap and Turn Short Row Stitch

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the wrap and turn short row stitch. This technique is used to shape your work without using decreases or increases. It is a achieved by stopping in the middle of the row, turning your work, and knitting the other direction. By wrapping the last stitch before you turn, you can keep from a small hole forming when knitting back over the stitch. This will make you knitting look more seamless.

Skill: Intermediate


Step 1: Slip the next stitch after your turning point onto your working needle.

Step 2: Wrap your working yarn around the slipped stitch.

Step 3: Slip the stitch back to your main needle.

Step 4: Turn your work and continue knitting in the opposite direction.

Once you are ready to knit over your wrapped stitches, pick up the wrap and place it onto your main needle, then knit the wrap and the wrapped stitch together.

Example of the Wrap and Turn Short Row Stitch

Example of the Wrap and Turn Short Row Stitch


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