ok, so… i’m not understanding the fundamental WHYs of short rows. i get the mechanics, the hows… how you do a wrap and turn on knit and purl sides, or how you can use german short rows with the pull-up method, or how you can japanese method them with the clip. but i don’t get WHICH stitches it is i’m doing these things to.
writing/charting my own patterns… and i have multiple short rows, i need to know specifically the stitch that gets the attention.
so ok, let’s say for example… i have a pattern that is 40 stitches across.
cast on 40
knit 1 row, turn, purl 1 row, turn.
begin main part of item.
row 1 knit in blah blah pattern all the way across, turn.
row 2 this is a purl row with a stockinette double short row. i only want the middle 4 stitches made extra. so does that mean the 1st and 4th stitches out of those 4 middle stitches are the ones that are wrapped, or GSRd or clipped? or… do i do something instead to the stitches before and after those 4 stitches?
i think i’m supposed to do the funky whatever on the 1st and 4th stitches (well 4th 1st, then 1st last because of the stockinette and turning back and forth), but i just can’t get my brain around the numbering.