With the internet it sometimes seems that you are either inundated with stuff you aren’t interested in, or it is up to you to find what you might be interested in. Even if you are interested in things, it doesn’t always arrive in a time or manner that you are prepared to digest.
As someone who wants to spend my free time doing other things, I find it frustrating on both counts. I miss stuff because I get sick of getting things thrown at me that I don’t pay attention, or because I don’t spend time looking because I’m doing other things. I previously had a lot of faith in serendipity bringing things my way, but I guess she is too busy keeping up on social media these days.
New Short Row Method
When I was interviewing Karen Robinson and she mentioned German short rows, a short row method I’d not heard of, I knew I had to go look it up when I had time. It was easy to find instructions, and although skeptical, I tried this new-to-me short row method and it is really easy and looks great. I have done a little poking around, but I almost exclusively used these, © 2013 Vivian Hsu, which I found on Ravelry, to learn how to do this.
Now I need to figure out how to best describe it to the unsuspecting–and how to abbreviate it.
This is what I came up with today.
SRk German short row – Knit row Knit specified number of stitches,
then bring the yarn to the front, turn, and keeping yarn to the front of work, slip the last stitch knit to right needle. Pull up on working yarn so the stitch rolls over the top of the needle and looks like two stitches. Bring yarn around and between the needles to the front.
SR-k2tog Knit the 2 legs of the SRk stitch together as 1 stitch.
SRp German short row – Purl row Purl specified number of stitches and turn, then bring the yarn to the front then slip the last stitch knit to right needle. Pull up on working yarn so the stitch rolls over the top of the needle and looks like two stitches. Keep yarn behind.
SR-p2tog Purl the 2 legs of the SRp stitch together as 1 stitch.