I like techniques that are straightforward and easy to remember. The German Short Row (GSR) technique is one of my favourite short rows method. GSR has many steps, but the execution is extremely easy and effective. 


German short Rows - wrong side


1. Purl to where your pattern tells you to start your GSR. 


2. Turn your work, so you are looking at the WS. 

3. With RS facing, bring yarn forward between the two needles. 


4. Slip your stitch purlwise from your left-hand needle to your right hand needle, making sure that your yarn stays in front. (Sorry about the blurry image — total action shot!)


5. Pull the working yarn over the right-hand needle to the back of your work (the WS). This action will make the slipped stitch look distorted or double — as though it were actually two stitches rather than just one. Keep counting this as one stitch, even if it looks like two.


5. Begin knitting, making sure the tension is a bit tighter for the first four stitches. Work as specified in your pattern.


6. When on the WS again, work to where the distorted/double stitch is. Remember, it's still just one stitch, even if it looks like two (I've circled it for you). 


7. Insert your needle through the whole bunched-up stitch and work it as a p2tog as though it were two stitches.


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