Wrap and turn

I need help with the Hobbes Tiger knitted doll from a Ravelry pattern by Karen van Raden. There are wraps and turns throughout this pattern. I need this explained as simply as possible. I’ve watched the video that is recommended on YouTube by Cat Bordhi, but still need this explained. Thank you so much,

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That sounds like a great pattern, I’d love to see it!
Think of it as working partial rows (which essentially it is) to add extra fabric/shaping without adding extra length. Does that help?
To do short row shaping, you work to a certain point in the row (your pattern will tell you how many stitches to work), then bring your yarn between the needles so it’s on the opposite side of the knitting to where it was. Slip the next stitch purlwise, bring the yarn back to its original position, then put the slipped stitch back onto the other needle. Turn your work, and knit or purl as many stitches as indicated on the pattern after the wrap and turn instruction. Just keep repeating these steps until you’ve finished the short row/wrap and turn section, where you’ll finish off by working to the end of the row as normal.


Thank you I am fine with short rows,so I’m going to try . I don’t know how to get you a picture. It’s from Ravelry, It’s the Knitted tiger doll called Hobbes , and it’s going to be for my grandson to be next month. Is there a video that you can suggest for me?

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I think this one seems pretty clear:


I think short rows becomes easier when understanding the the theory behind them:

Wrap & Turn short row is exactly the same as Yarn Over short row and Japanese short row. The idea is the same: when turning the work, store a loop of working yarn somewhere for later use. For wrap & turn it is stored around a stitch, for yarn over short rows it is stored around the needle and for Japanese short rows it is stored on a stitch marker or a bobby pin.

When making a turn, a hole is created and to close that hole you just work that temporary stored loop together with the stitch on the other side of the hole. That is all! Now with this understanding, try to look at videos.


Ok Thank you for helping me I’m going to practice first , then start the project You might be hearing from me again lol


Thanks so much I think that’s the issue, not understanding the theory and what I’m trying to accomplish. What about picking up the wraps on the way back?

It is when you are getting back to the turning point that you pick up the wrap.

So, you always have to pick up the wrap on the way back ? Can you give me an explanation of how to do this? Will I be able to see where the wrap is?

Sometimes you can leave the wraps, if they don’t detract from the overall appearance or you like the effect. If you need to hide them, you will have to work them with the stitches as you come to them.
If you scroll down, this page has photos and explanations for doing this:
Wraps are usually fairly easy to spot, too.

Thank you so much! I love this site!

My fav method of wraps & turns
By Cat Bordhi
Edit: oops. I didnt notice that you had already seen this one. & she does not cover gradually returning the stitches to the working block. She just returned them all at once.

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