Short Rows Done

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As planned I did 10 short rows — 5 on each side.
I did these differently than the ones I did on the black version of this top (remember prototype #1?)
For this version I did the short rows from the inside out, meaning I started with the shortest of the rows and increased my row length on each pass.
I also spaced the wraps 4 stitches apart. One thing I didn’t like about the last version is that I got a more distinctive line than I was looking for. I didn’t want it to be noticeable. The spacing between them seems to have done the trick. I still have a nice straight bottom edge, but it’s much harder to see that the short rows are even there.
And with the completion of the short rows I’ve started ball #3, which means I’m officially further along than I have ever been on this top! I think it’s smooth sailing from here — some waist shaping and a hem. I’m considering doing a little ruffle along the bottom edge (only a couple rows tall) but we’ll see when we get that far.
As for the sleeves, my current plan is to knit them about an inch longer than they already are. I haven’t decided if I’ll ruffle them too or if I’ll go for a plain 1×1 rib to match the top.

8 thoughts on “Short Rows Done

  1. In your opinion, what is the benefit of reversing the short rows like that? Just curious, because I’ve never considered it.
    Because you’re wearing black underneath the read, the photos look a little bit like your upper body is floating. Magic knitter, bwah-ha-ha-ha!

  2. I love watching this pattern come together! I also will not be needing the short rows…as my boobage is quite minimal… but still, it is an awesome pattern 😀

  3. Looking good! I can’t wait to see the finished product, ruffles or not. How very bold of you to put your “front porch” in photos for our benefit!

  4. within your “future projects” there is a sweater called Rebecca Cardi 27…it is fabulous…where can I get that pattern…thanks…pm

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