Not that I need a new project or anything, but I’ve been thinking about short rows. I’m a bit scared of them, even though I can see they are not hard. This is, I realize, a bit stupid, but there you go.
The thing is, I have the big boobs. I do. And if I make something, even something with waist shaping, that fits the boobs, then I get a lot of very unattractive hiking up in front, and a lot of unnecessary acreage flapping around. There have been some …unfortunate, even tragic….results while learning this
EZ said that the dread of sweaters was the drooping front and hiking back – solution, short rows at the neck. I shall take it under advisement, but everything I have is too short in front and too long in back – I think I am making things longer than they need to be in order to allow room for the front porch, but it isn’t working. I get extra material accordioned up on my ass, and hiking in the front. So not sexy.
But I’ve been looking at Blaze. In fact, I have yarn for Blaze. I think this pattern has potential for me, but I don’t think that it is going to work over the double Ds with out some accommodation. So the question is – can you work short rows around a cable pattern? A bent rib pattern?
Do I need to insert an extra zig?
A zig and a zag?
I’ve only seen short rows worked in st st or straight ribbing.
Is there a reason for this?
Am I asking for trouble?
And how do you determine the number and length of short rows to accommodate what you got?
Help me, Obi Wan.