Until recently there was this great tutorial on the socktopus website about how to work this rather amazing technique. I used to put the link to said tutorial in all my patterns that used the german short-row method (as a quick explanation for knitters that weren't familiar with it) - but recently the domain went down and this had as a result that all my patterns were pointing to a "blank" page!!!
I myself have made some tutorial in the past and I generally prefer to make photo-tutorials that showcase something new, something that is not already to be found on the internet: usually about innovative methods that I have came up with or, in some rare exceptions about already known methods, where I couldn't find a tutorial that was clear and concise enough.
For one, I think that there is no point in having a ton of different tutorials about the exact same technique on the net. But I also believe that it is a nice gesture of appreciation for the hard work of knitters that create informative tutorials and videos to link their sites in patterns or on personal blogs and to provide traffic and make them known to a wider audience.
That's what I thought until recently.... (and I still do)...
But I didn't think of the possibility that these great tutorials can just simply disappear, like in the case of the german short-row technique on the soctopus-site...
(RIP soctopus and thank you!!! It was a great informative read)!
Well.... Since I will need to change all the related links in my patterns in the next days, I decided that I'd have to write up my own tutorial about this method - which hopefully will stay online for a looooooooooooooooooong time!!!
Edit: If you choose to work this technique by following a pattern that uses the Wrap & Turn method (which is a different short-row technique commonly used in Anglo-Saxon regions), you would need to work one stitch more than indicated in your pattern:
The slipped stitch of the German Short-Rows is equivalent to the W&T stitch.
(thank you Love2stitch for this clarification!)
Click on one of the images below, to open up a big, high resolution version of the Tutorial.
And I am very excited about this!!!!
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