short row wraps

Here’s how to wrap a stitch for short row shaping. This sample is worked in stockinette stitch with the knit side facing. The instructions can also be used when the purl side is facing.
See 8-12 below for instructions on how to knit a stitch together with its wrap.

1. (Below) Work up to the stitch to be wrapped.
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2. Bring the yarn to the opposite side of the knitting (in this case, the front).

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3. Slip the next stitch purlwise onto the right needle.
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4.Take the yarn around the slipped stitch back to the other side of the knitting.
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5. Slip the wrapped stitch back to the left needle.

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6. Turn, so that the other side of the knitting is facing you. Work back along the row. You have now completed a “wrap”.

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7.  Shown below is a line of wrapped stitches with a needle pointing to a wrap which is visible at the base of the stitch. To knit these stitches, follow instructions  8-12 below.
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8. (Below) Work to the wrapped stitch.

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9. Insert the needle into the wrap, then the stitch.

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10. Knit the stitch,but not the wrap.

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11. Insert the left needle into the wrap and take it over and off the needle. This resembles a binding off.
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12. Repeat this for all wrapped stitches. Shown is a row of wrapped stitches knitted together with their “wraps”. The wraps are no longer visible.

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