Knitting is a fabulous technique and one of the reasons why is because it enables the knitter to create their own fabric, and part of creating that fabric comes with forming its shape. Short rows can create form and dimension to a knitted piece of fabric that cannot be simulated in a woven piece of fabric. The most obvious example of this is the turning of a knitted sock heel.
However, there are many ways in which this technique can be used, as this workshop explores – the day covers how to work the technique, which is surprisingly simple to work, and what effect it has on a knitted piece of fabric.
The focus of the day will be a project incorporating these different techniques, enabling the participant to learn the techniques whilst making a useable piece of knitting.