Whenever you're working short rows to shape your knit fabric, a special turning stitch is required at the end of the row to minimize any gaps or holes that could be created due to the stair-stepped change of height between one row and the next. One of the most common types of turning stitch is the wrap and turn, or W&T.
Before You Begin
Wrap and turn is a slightly abbreviated way to describe what happens when you make this type of turning stitch. The process is slightly more involved and could be thought of as slip, wrap, return, complete the wrap, turn.
When you meet your wrapped stitch again, as your short rows get longer, the wrap is worked together with the stitch it is wrapped around.
- Zitron Trekking Sport
- addi Rocket2 [Squared] circular needles
Wrap and Turn
Ready to try this technique in a pattern? The Ready, Set, Go Socks pattern has videos to help you learn more about:
- Anatomy and Fit Comparison of 3 Top Down Sock Heels
- Alternating Long Tail Cast On for Ribbing
- Pick Up and Knit
- Wrap and Turn for Short Rows
- The Unforgettable Kitchener Stitch