# What does DS stand for in knitting?

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## How do you substitute wrap and turn in German short rows?

To convert this to German short rows, you’d have to work one fewer stitches before the doubled stitch as before the wrap . . . OR count the doubled stitch as stitch number 1 and follow the pattern as written. You can remember it this way . . . when short rows are getting smaller work one stitch fewer.

## What is make double stitch in knitting?

To make a double stitch, insert needle as if to purl with yarn in front. Slip stitch off the needle, pull working yarn strongly to back, so the slipped st falls to the back and the stitch in the row below is pulled up over the right hand needle. Abbreviations: mds: make double stitch. ds: double stitch.

## How are German short rows calculated?

Break the Stitches into Segments

To calculate how many segments you will have in your short row shaping, divide the total number of rows in your short row shaping by 2, then add 1. Example: =(12/2)+1 gives me a result of 7 segments in my short rows.

## What is the purpose of short rows in knitting?

Short Rows are used to create triangles or wedges within your knitting. They shape everything from bust darts to ear flaps. Basically, a Short Row is just that: a row that you don’t knit to the end of the needle.

## Do German short rows add stitches?

German Short Rows

1. Work the number of stitches called for in the pattern. Turn the work.
2. With yarn in front, slip the first stitch purlwise.
3. Tug the yarn up and over the needle. This creates a “double” stitch. …
4. To complete the short row, knit or purl the entire row, working double stitches together.

## What is a German short row in knitting?

Short rows are partial rows of knitting worked over a portion of your stitches to add extra height in a specific area. …