Short Row Shaping Samples 1 - 4 Cast On edge pinned straight

Short Row Sample 1 - 4; Bound off edge pinned straight

Sometimes 3-D visualization is not a strong point and I need to knit a little sample.

Try as I might, I couldn’t get my “little gray cells” (as Hercule Poirot would be wont to say) to give me a true picture of how variations in short row shaping would look — what happens if you start the shaping in the middle vs beginning toward the outside of the piece, number of stitches between shapings, etc.

I used a chunky yarn and 5 mm / US 8 needles; wraps were not picked up to show the short row placement better.

30 sts were cast on for each sample;   there are close-up pictures below as well.

sts = stitches

w&t = wrap and turn to create the short row

bo = bind off

Close up samples below are shown with cast on edge pinned straight.

Short rows worked 3, 4, 5 and 6 sts from each end

Sample 1:

R1: k to 3 sts from end, w&t
R2: p to 3 sts from end, w&t
R3: k to 4 sts from end, w&t
R4: p to 4 sts from end, w&t
R5: k to 5 sts from end, w&t
R6: p to 5 sts from end, w&t
R7: k to 6 sts from end, w&t
R8: p to 6 sts from end, w&t
R9: k
R10: k1, p to last, k1
bo

Short rows begun either side of centre 10 sts; multiples of 3 outward

Sample 2
R1: k20, w&t
R2: p10, w&t
R3: k13, w&t
R4: p16, w&t
R5: k19, w&t
R6: p22, w&t
R7: k24, w&t
R8: p26, w&t
R9: k
R10: k1, p to last, k1
bo

Short rows worked 3, 6, 9 and 12 sts from each end

Sample 3:
R1: k to 3 sts from end, w&t
R2: p to 3 sts from end, w&t
R3: k to 6 sts from end, w&t
R4: p to 6 sts from end, w&t
R5: k to 9 sts from end, w&t
R6: p to 9 sts from end, w&t
R7: k to 12 sts from end, w&t
R8: p to 12 sts from end, w&t
R9:  k
R10: k1, p to last st, k1
bo

Short rows worked 2, 3, 4 and 5 sts from each end

Sample 4:
R1: k to 2 sts from end, w&t
R2: p to 2 sts from end, w&t
R3: k to 3 sts from end, w&t
R4: p to 3 sts from end, w&t
R5: k to 4 sts from end, w&t
R6: p to 4 sts from end, w&t
R7: k to 5 sts from end, w&t
R8: p to 5 sts from end, w&t
R9:  k
R10: k1, p to last st, k1
bo

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