Yarn Over Short Rows.

This pictorial was added as part of our Beaubourg knit-along in early 2014.

Like other short row techniques, this is worked in two steps:

  1. a "wrap and turn" for each of the partial rows; and
  2. "closing the gaps" when you work a row across partial rows.

The "wrap and turn" is really a "turn and yarn over at the beginning of the next row". Here it is on the knit side:
1. knit to the turning point specified in the pattern
2. turn to the purl side 
3. bring the yarn between the needles to the back 
4. purl the next stitch (note that the yarn crosses over the top of the right needle,  making the yarn over)
and the purl side:
1. purl to the turning point specified in the pattern
2. turn to the knit side
3. bring the yarn between the needles to the front
4. knit the next stitch (note that the yarn crosses over the top of the right needle,  making the yarn over)
To "close the gaps" you work that yarn over with the next knit (or purl) stitch. On the knit side, you work them as SSK and on the purl side as P2Together.

Here it is on the knit side:
1. knit to the yarn over (that's the stitch by the arrow). To close the gap, you will work that yarn over and the next knit stitch together as SSK. Note that the yarn over is already on the needle with its right leg behind so you don't need to slip it knit wise. You can just slip it
2. slip the next stitch knit wise (so its right leg is in back)
3. work an SSK
4. here's the SSK worked on the knit side
5. and the purl side (slick, huh?)
and the purl side:

1. purl to the yarn over (that's the stitch by the arrow). To close the gap, you will work that yarn over and the next purl stitch together as P2Tog (purl two stitches together) 
2. P2Tog completed (that's the first stitch on the right needle)
3. and from the knit side

That's it - hope you find this helpful! Please feel free to leave questions in the comments. Thanks!

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