We’re going to start our short row journey with the easiest wrap and turn alternative. yarn over short rows.

The biggest drawback of yarn over short rows is that they can get a bit sloppy since the yarn over can create some looseness at the short row turn that looks messy. They’re also not as stable as some other methods such as twin stitch or German short rows which we’ll be covering later in this course.

If you’re making something that needs to be very flexible or will be blocked very aggressively, the looseness of yarn over short rows will give your fabric the extra bit of stretch it needs. So if you’re working short rows in a super lacy shawl for example, yarn over short rows may be the perfect choice. Just make sure you don’t get your short row yarn overs mixed up with your lace yarn overs.


  • Welcome to Class & Intro 00:00-01:12
  • Yarnover Short Rows Demo 01:12-04:28
  • Pros & Cons 04:28- end

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