Explaining how shortrows work in Muse by Isabell Kramer


#1

I’m hoping for some help with the shortrow shaping part in the pattern Muse by Isabell Kramer (http://owlsisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-year-new-blog.html?m=1).

I’ve worked 40cm of double moss stitch and am now confused by the next instructions:
RS: knit 30 sts in pattern, turn
WS: Sl 1, knit in pattern to end
RS: knit 28 sts in pattern, turn
WS: Sl 1, knit in pattern to end
RS: knit 26 sts in pattern, turn
WS: Sl 1, knit in pattern to end
Continue working shortrows 5 times more

I’m really not sure what any of this means, struggling to find how to videos on YouTube or any online diagrams that explain how this should work. The pattern site itself isn’t very helpful. What happens with all those Sl 1s? What am I not getting? Is it just me or is the pattern at the link a bit vague? :frowning:

Thank you!


#2

Welcome to KH!

The slip sts are part of the way the designer has you work the short rows. There’s no wrap & turn or other technique to hide tiny holes because of the double moss stitch. Just work each row as given, knit the sts, turn, slip and knit to the end. Each RS short row is 2 sts fewer than the RS row before.

When you knit all sts at the end of the first set of short rows or bind off all sts at the end of the second set, knit the slipped sts.