A Humble Short Row Square by Jodie Gordon Lucas

A Humble Short Row Square

September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 58 rows = 4 inches
in unblocked garter stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
30 - 50 yards (27 - 46 m)
one size (4x4 inches)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

As I assembled patterns for my eBook, The Queen’s Garters, I realized I use short rows a lot! To make it easier to make my designs, I thought I should create a tutorial pattern for the collection. It turned out so well I decided to offer it separately–and for free!

This pattern is extremely detailed and even includes links to slow-motion video tutorials right in the directions. This is actually a double tutorial because I give the directions twice: first with the traditional Wrap and Turn method and again with the Japanese Short Row technique. I learned to Wrap and Turn first, and use that technique in more designs, but I found I prefer the Japanese method! It is practically invisible! Whichever method you prefer you can use it when you see the abbreviations W&T (wrap and turn) or JSR (Japanese Short Row).

P.S. these squares make great coasters…or make a bunch and create a stash busting blanket!

Difficulty: Intermediate
Techniques used: Short Rows
Yardage Required: Approximately 15 yards in of each 2 colors