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How To Knit Wrap And Turn

by Hannah Gilly

March 12, 2019

Knitting wrap and turn is all about knitting short rows.

'Wrap and turn,' and 'short rows' are techniques seen in knitting patterns and if there are not illustrations to show off the splendour of the effects you can produce with them, they can be confusing.

When you knit a short row you're creating an uneven edge along a piece of fabric.

This will make it purposefully irregular and hence it doesn't match the rest of your knitting.
You might be adding a fancy fringe or bustle side to a shawl with this technique. It's also a main tool used when knitting the heel of a sock.

BUT we don't want to create short rows with holes and loops of yarn crossing over where they shouldn't be.

For this reason we use the wrap and turn knitting technique that I'll show you today.

Watch all the way through as I'll show you how to approach the wrap and turn on the next row too.... that is what makes all the difference!

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  1. Thank you so much! Really useful tutorial on turning ???

    1. Knit With Hannah says:

      So glad it was helpful, Ann! happy knitting!

  2. Really enjoying your website. Thank you

    1. Hannah Gilly says:

      Great, so glad you’re enjoying it, Sandie! 😀

  3. Great video. Thank You so much. Feel confident enough to try this now.

    1. Hannah Gilly says:

      Hi Hilary, I’m so pleased you found the video you needed – happy knitting!

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