I do not like short rows. Repeat, I DO NOT LIKE SHORT ROWS!
I don’t like shoulders that are short rowed, skirts that are short rowed(well…some I do) I like short rows in socks but don’t particularly care for them anywhere else.
So why did I try this?
I went to a hand knitting seminar and there were a ton of free books and patterns. I saw this pattern for the orange, lemon and lime slice. I thought it was cute. I also like the lime and orange colors together. I do like to hand knit once in awhile especially while sitting on the patio on a warm day. And since we have had a break in the weather, I was sitting outside and needed a hand knitting project.. (back to the 40’s now!) .
I never did short rowing by hand so thought I would give it a try. It was fun to make and I like it since it is the garter stitch. So just for the heck of it I tried the same pattern on the machine only it is stockinette. Well, I stopped after three sections because it is not as cute, the white rows I turned for a purl row and that would upset a drink with the ridges and you would have to crochet an edge around it. So , IF I did it on the machine, I would just knit the white rows . The patterns is a free handout from Jo-Ann fabric stores from 2012. It says these are dish cloths but I like them as drink coasters or hot pads. They are a nice size for a glass or a dish. I love the festive colors in the summer. I did not put hangers on them since I am not using them as dish cloths.
Okay, back to my machines. 🙂
If you are up to a hand knitting project for the summer, here is the pattern in my drop box.