Today I have a treat for you! I’ve been meaning to post this review for a long time and it just keeps getting pushed back and back. But today I finally got my shit together and hit publish.

Knitting Short-Rows is brilliant. I love this book. Along with 17 beautiful patterns, Jennifer Dassau covers five different short-row methods. Dassau starts with the traditional wrap and turn, the method that most knitters are most comfortable with, and then expands into more exotic methods like yarn over, Japanese, and German short-rows. Twin stitch shadow wraps are a method I never heard about and I was excited to read about them in Jennifer’s book.

The projects in the book are both modern and beautiful. There are 6 garments and 11 accessories. I don’t usually love indoor photography, but the stark white backgrounds and the sleek modern knitting made this book very hip. I loved the look and think the overall feel was ultra sophisticated and vogue.

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My favorite is the cover sweater, Buttonside Sweater. I just love the curved hem and the buttons up the side seam. Simple in shape, these features make this sweater modern and chic.

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Second to Buttonside is the Broken Lines Pullover. Maybe I just have a thing for curved hemlines? I like the simplicity of this sweater with the bold pops of color. You could also leave those out for a more everyday look.

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Top of my list for accessories is the Welts Apart Cowl. I love making and wearing cowls and this one just looks so fun to make. I can even imagine it with different colors inserted into the big wedges, or maybe using stripes for the welts.

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Last but not least, the Angel Wings Shawlette is simply beautiful. Everyone loves shawlettes and this one has an interesting construction that will keep you entertained till the end.

Take a look at all the innovative projects in Knitting Short-Rows. You can order it from Amazon or from Interweave, both in print or in digital format.


Do you want to win a copy of this book? Jennifer was generous enough to give me a copy to give to you! Leave a comment below by Midnight (EDT) March 22nd telling me which of the projects in Knitting Short-Rows you would like to knit first and why. I’ll draw a winner to win a signed copy!


Full disclosure: the links to Amazon and Interweave in this blog post are affiliate links. That means when you click through and buy the book I get a teeny bit of money. This helps me continue to bring you awesome content like book reviews and give-aways. 

15 thoughts on “Review + Giveaway: Knitting Short-Rows

  1. Thanks for the review and giveaway. Buttonside would be my first pick, but Radial Raglan, with its understated collar, also caught my eye.

  2. The Angel Wings Shawlette really caught my eye. I love a little something to throw around my neck in the spring when no one quite gets the AC right in the office buildings!

  3. I love the look of the Angel Wings Shawlette. The sweaters were all gorgeous too (I especially loved the bulky weight one), but too warm for coastal Southern California living, I’m afraid. The construction of the shawlette looks really fun!

  4. I’d really like to try the Angel Wings Shawlette. The book looks great – I’d love having instructions for different kinds of short rows techniques all in one place.

  5. All of the garments are beautiful. I especially like the Angel Wings Shawlette. It drapes so nice around her shoulders. I would use this book a lot.

  6. Short rows are something I’ve done many times, but always badly. So I’d start with the Earlappe hat as a warmup!

  7. Love short rows and your projects are so neat!
    My project to begin with would be Angel Wings Shawlette, incredibly beautiful!

  8. Hi.

    The project I would first like to knit would be the Angel Wings Shawlette. Two actually. One for a friend and one for myself. Beautiful! Thank you so much!!

  9. I’ve done W&T short rows but would use the book to learn German and the other techniques. I’d start by knitting the Welts Apart cowl, then move on to the shawls. I love shawls.

  10. I would try to tackle Buttonside. It’s so clever in creating a simple design with non-intrusive embellishments. Garments that are too fussy often become outdated quickly, but the plain front and back of this sweater keep it in the classic camp.

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