Short Rows 4 Ways

Do short rows scare you? No fear! Ann Konzen is here!


$40.00 per person




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About this experience

Class Schedule: Wednesday, June 5.   6 - 8 PM

Instructor: Ann Konzen

This class is one session long. Please ensure you are available for the session before booking your spot. See cancellation policy below. 
Short rows are often included in the neck or shoulder shaping of sweaters. Getting short rows to look nice can be a problem since we are interrupting fabric!
Ann will walk you through the execution and application of wrap and turn short rows, German short rows, and Japanese and Shadow short rows. She'll make sure you can resolve them with ease.
Knitters should be able to cast on, knit, and purl without Ann’s help.


  • Using worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors with size US 7 or 8 needles work the following swatch(es).
  • Before class work the first 9 rows of the swatch so you’re ready to practice short rows! If you are a slow knitter or are worried you’ll get flustered or fall behind, make four of these set up row swatches on different needles. Then you’ll be ready to go for each set of short rows. 
  • Using Main Color (MC), cast on 31 stitches.
  • Knit 4 rows.
  • Row 5: (WS) K 3, P 25, K 3.
  • Row 6: (RS)Knit all stitches.
  • Row 7: as row 5.
  • Row 8: as row 6.
  • Row 9: as row 5.

Techniques You'll Learn:

  • Wrap and Turn short rows
  • German short rows
  • Japanese short rows
  • Shadow short rows


  • Cast On
  • Knit
  • Purl

This is NOT an absolute beginner class. Please be aware that class time will not be spent on reteaching the aforementioned prerequisites.

Supplies to Bring:

  • Live swatch(es) with plenty of yarn attached (see homework)
  • 2 colors of worsted weight yarn
  • US 7 or 8 knitting needles
  • locking stitch markers

Supplies purchased at Yarncom for this class will receive a 10% discount. *some exclusions apply

Class Policies

The schedule presented is the available time for the instructor. If you are unable to attend a class session, a 1:1 lesson can be scheduled at an additional cost.

Yarncom must be notified a minimum of 24 hours before the first session begins if you will not be attending. Refunds will not be available for cancellations within 24 hours of the first session.

Credit card refunds for cancellations are available with a $15 administration fee.

Gift card (store credit) refunds for cancellations are available at no additional fee. The gift card will be digital and sent to you via email. 

You may reschedule your class up to 24 hours before the first session if the class is offered at another time.

Exceptions at management discretion.


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Ann Konzen has been working and teaching in St. Louis area yarn shops since 2006, most recently Knitorious. She’s taught hundreds of students to knit garments and accessories, to fix knitting mistakes, and to finish garments beautifully. Beginning in June 2020, she taught over 90 online knitting seminars, providing knitting expertise to students nationwide.