short row wrap + turn tutorial by Kelbourne Woolens

Short row shaping is used often in sweaters - especially those knit in the round - most commonly to raise the back neck, create a sleeve cap, or in the case of Roma, lower the back hem to create the look of a shirt-tail. When done properly, short-rows are nearly invisible from the right side of the work. 

WRAP + TURN (W+T) ON THE RIGHT SIDE:

STEP ONE: With the right side facing, bring the yarn to the front, in-between the needles.

STEP TWO: Slide the last stitch on the left hand needle to the right hand needle as if to purl.

STEP THREE: Bring the working yarn in-between the needles to the back of the work.

STEP FOUR: Slip the wrapped stitch back onto the left hand needle as if to purl.

STEP FIVE: Turn the work over in preparation to work a wrong side row. The wrapped stitch is now on your right hand needle. 

WRAP + TURN (W+T) ON THE WRONG SIDE

STEP ONE: With wrong side facing, bring the yarn to the back, in-between the needles. 

STEP TWO: Slide the last stitch on the left hand needle to the right hand needle as if to purl. 

STEP THREE: Bring the working yarn in-between the needles to the front of work.

STEP FOUR: Slip the wrapped stitch back onto the left hand needle as if to purl.

short row wrap + turn tutorial by Kelbourne Woolens

STEP FIVE: Turn the work over in preparation to work a right side row. The wrapped stitch is now on your right hand needle.