Zukes, I think we're getting what to do about the wraps (or pinned loops). What the question was is how to take care of wraps/loops IN THE ROUND. ...specifically the wraps/loops on the right end of the short rows. Once you're done wrapping/pinning on the purl side and turn your work for the last time, then you'll only be knitting on the knit side. It's easy to pick up the ones that are on the left end of a short row because they're the ones that are meant to be picked up on the knit side. Once you get done with picking up the left wraps/loops, you can't turn your work in the round to go back and pick up the ones on the purl side like you do with straight needles. So, you have to continue knitting around until you get to the wraps/loops on the right end of the short rows. For wraps, you could just pick up the wrap and wrapped stitch together and K2tog, like you said. We were curious how you do that with Japanese short rows since the pinned loop needs to criss cross another stitch (see Nona's pics on Closing the Gap on the Purl Side: http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/2005/04/japanese_short_.html). Unlike the wrapping method of short rows, you have to set up your K2tog. When you're knitting with straight needles and are on the purl side, you can do like Nona: She pulls the pinned loop to the left and in front of the slipped st. Before the P2tog, the first 2 sts on the left needle are: 1) the slipped st, and 2) the pinned loop. On the knit side ITR, you could still pull the pinned loop in the proper direction. But to do this, you'd have to stop one st short so that your pinned st is the second st on your left needle. Using your right needle tip, pull the pinned loop up from underneath onto the left needle so that it crosses behind the first st. This action should mimic Nona's pic. Nona slipped a st first, but in our case, we didn't have to since our st is unworked and already in place. After putting the pinned loop on the left needle, the pinned loop and formerly first st can now be knit together. By doing the K2tog, you'd still be mirroring the P2tog that is done on the purl side with straight needles.
Whew! I wish I could condense my words! :rofling:
I'm curious how many of our forum readers have done Japanese short rows ITR. There is information on the internet for doing it with straight needles (Nona and others). But, I haven't yet found the official answer to taking care of the pinned loops on the right end of short rows ITR. My explanation is just an amatuer guess without having found an official answer. I plan on looking at the Gibson-Roberts book Knitting in the Old Way. I've heard that this book has that information... Also, I plan on asking people at my SnB meeting tonight.