Short row headaches: I did 3 short rows across the back of the EPS cardigan, spaced a couple of inches apart. I had a lot of trouble with this since the sweater is worked in the round. I understand how to do the wrapping technique for the stitches, but I’ve never tried it in circular knitting before, and I couldn’t find any instructions on how to do it for circular knitting. When knitting in the round, by the time you come to the wrap on the right-most side, you have a bigger gap to fill than you would if you were knitting flat. I couldn’t figure out how to deal with the gap so that I didn’t get a hole. The first one actually went pretty well, but I don’t really know what I did. The second one was going to have a big hole, so I played around with how to knit the wrap, and although I didn’t have a big hole, I had some loose stitches that didn’t look too great. I think I just picked up the stitch from the row below and knit into it to help fill the hole. I tried to do that on the third one, but I just couldn’t get it to work out, and ended up with a hole. I finally decided to just ignore it and weave in yarn afterward to fill the holes.
Does anyone have suggestions on how to deal with the gap when doing short rows in the round? It’s too late for this sweater, but it would be nice to know for the future.
As for progress, I’m about half-way done with the second sleeve, and have been looking over what needs to be done for joining the sleeves and working the yoke. I was just going to use the Fair Isle pattern for the Circular Yoke sweater in “Knitting Around”, but it looks like I’ll need to do a bit of adjustment since I’m using a worsted-weight yarn and doing a small sweater. I don’t think I’ll have enough vertical space to fit it all in if I don’t start the pattern until after the first decrease, so I’ll need to omit a few rows.