Short Rows: Shadow Wraps


I found this great tutorial for shadow wrap short rows at and decided the best way for my ADD brain to find it again is to reblog it. I hope other people may find it useful and will visit the original blog.

Originally posted on Socktopus Unplugged:

Over the last couple weeks I’ve reviewed the plain wrap, the yarn over wrap, the Japanese wrap, and the double stitch wrap. Finally we come to my little unvention, the shadow wrap.

Thank you to Penny, Aurelia & Alice for their eagle sharp eyes! The instructions have been updated.

Method #5: Shadow Wraps

With the shadow wrap all the work is done when creating the wrap – once you’re done, the shadow wrap dissolves into the shadows, and yay! gets ignored!! It’s easy to see, so you can tell where to stop and turn, and easy to work since you simply treat the shadow as, well, the inseparable shadow to its twin stitch, that is you ignore it.

The first step is to knit to the turning stitch.

Knit to turning stitch

Before going any further, let’s just take a moment to identify the relevant stitches.  We’ll be…

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Wildflowers Part Two

Bluebonnet season has passed, this is what I see on the roadside these days:

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Neglected Roses

No pruning. No fertilizer. No watering. Just sun and rain.

Look what happens when I let Mother Nature tend my roses:

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Grandchildren and Bluebonnets

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Texas Bluebonnets

I have now fulfilled my yearly obligation as a Texan to take bluebonnet pictures in the spring.

Sorry, I have no small children or dogs to place among the blue bonnets. I have taken my share of children in the bluebonnet pictures in years past. Perhaps I should have rounded up some of the grandchildren.


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The wildflowers are truly going wild along the Texas roadways this year!




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Spring Roses

It must be spring, the roses are blooming!


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Which Buttons???

Here is my first ever Baby Surprise Jacket. My dilemma is I don’t want to go shopping for buttons.
These are the closest matches I have. I would really like grey but don’t have any on hand.. So pink or purple it is.


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