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how to make this

Posted by laurenjay (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 2, 08 at 16:01

I've been knitting some projects using more than one color. I saw this throw pillow and would like to copy it. It is knitted. I know how to change colors but I don't know how to make designs that slant irregularly. Does it involve increasing and decreasing in the middle of a row?
http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/collection.do?method=get&id=91914949&cat=33


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This piece appears to use the method known as "short rows". It involves knitting to a certain part of the piece (not the end of the row), slipping a stitch, wrapping it, then slipping the stitch back onto the left needle, turning and knitting back the other way.

I probably made that sound more difficult than it really is. Run a search for short rows and I'm sure you will find it explained much better than I can do.


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It appears to me that the pillow is knitted with a technique called intarsia See link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Intarsia


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I am familiar with intarsia. This pillow looks like there is some kind of shaping involved. Intarsia has zigzagged line. This looks like some lines are curved and rounded. I don't know how to do this.


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Many people will think I am mistaken in assuming that this piece uses the technique of short rows, since they think of it as a technique for sock heels or other shaping. But I really think short rows is the correct answer here. I am supplying a link to a DIY episode in which short rows were used to make a backgammon board. It is a totally flat piece, but still uses this technique.

Here is a link that might be useful: short rows


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RE: how to make this

I think you are on to something with the short row technique. Now I have to find a tutorial where I could learn to do it. Do you know of any good knitting books where this is explained?


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I am out of town this weekend and do not have access to my books, but I found a couple of videos on YouTube, by Cat Bordhi.

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yVikAvPuE4

and

Here is a link that might be useful: part 2


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I have made a cape and a ruffled scarf totally using short rows. It is not difficult, just takes a little practice, and is a good technique to know as many patterns call for short rows. Just google 'knitting short rows' and you will find a lot of good instruction sites.


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Here is a free intarsia pillow pattern. It is not the same design as what you are looking for however, it give you an idea of how it is knitted.
I am interested in seeing some short row patterns that would be similar to this. Please post links if you can find them.
Thanks

Here is a link that might be useful: Intarsia Pillow


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