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Carol in Maine
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Posted - 07/31/2006 :  2:47:49 PM  Show Profile Send Carol in Maine a Private Message
Looking for a recommendation of a book or source of instructions for making projects based on shaping with short rows.
I just finished a simple scarf in variegated sock-weight yarn entirely done in short rows and I loved the look of it. I don't want entrelac, or "domino knitting" (as described in the Vivian Hoxbro book). Both produce great effects, but I'd like to do something which has more of an organic "flow" to the construction and appearance.

Carol in Maine

Knitasha
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USA
355 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2006 :  7:08:01 PM  Show Profile Send Knitasha a Private Message
Well now......

"Modular Knits" by Iris Schreier contains many intriguing techniques for knits that grow organically (none of the modules need to be sewn together!)and many of them involve short rows. Also check out her tutorials at artyarns.com

"Loop-d-Loop" by Teva Durham uses short rows to shape many of her designs, and there is a nifty corkscrew scarf that's all about short rows.

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Carol in Maine
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208 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2006 :  09:48:24 AM  Show Profile Send Carol in Maine a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Knitasha

Well now......

"Modular Knits" by Iris Schreier contains many intriguing techniques for knits that grow organically (none of the modules need to be sewn together!)and many of them involve short rows. Also check out her tutorials at artyarns.com

"Loop-d-Loop" by Teva Durham uses short rows to shape many of her designs, and there is a nifty corkscrew scarf that's all about short rows.





Thank you! for these suggestions. I think I've read Iris Schreier's "Dazzling Knits" (or title similar), I'll look for MOdular Knitting and the Teva Durham book (hurray for my local library, they order things from other places). The corkscrew scarf sounds like the "potato chip" scarf that I just knit, although that was all about increases, not short rows. It was fun to knit, even though it's not very functional.

Carol in Maine
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technikat
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595 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2006 :  12:25:06 PM  Show Profile Send technikat a Private Message
The corkscrew scarf is in "Scarf Style". It is cast on across the width of the scarf and done completely with short rows as opposed to the potato chip scarf which is cast on lengthwise and then increased. It ruffles and corkscrews but is a much softer effect because it doesn't have the hard caston edge running the length of the scarf. I found it to be a fun knit.
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achrisvet
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USA
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Posted - 08/01/2006 :  7:11:19 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message
If you join the yahoo group Multidirectional Knitting you can look at the photos of various projects by the author of Modular Knitting, either from the book other other patterns. Iris is working on another book also.

Anita
My completed projects

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craftybernie
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 08/01/2006 :  9:25:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit craftybernie's Homepage Send craftybernie a Private Message
There's a bag pattern available on MagKnits (called 'Swatch & Block') which is knit using the short row technique. The 'Swatch' part refers to small coin purse and the 'block' refers to the actual bag. Here's the link: http://www.magknits.com/Nov05/swatch.htm

enjoy.

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