I've been told perfection is boring. Well, I'm certainly not boring (just ask my friends) and I'm definitely not perfect (just ask my kids)! Because of this I have a standing policy of rewarding people who nicely bring an error to my attention with a free single pattern download from my Ravelry pattern store.
Yardage Required: Approximately 15 yards in each of 2 colors.
Techniques Used: Short Rows
As I assembled patterns for my eBook The Queen’s Garters, I realized I use short rows a lot! To make it easier to make my designs, I thought I should create a tutorial pattern for the collection. It turned out so well I decided to offer it separately–and for free!
This pattern is extremely detailed and even includes links to slow-motion video tutorials right in the directions. This is actually a double tutorial because I give the directions twice: first with the traditional Wrap and Turn method and again with the Japanese Short Row technique. I learned to Wrap and Turn first, and use that technique in more designs, but I found I prefer the Japanese method! It is practically invisible! Whichever method you prefer you can use it when you see the abbreviations W&T (wrap and turn) or JSR (Japanese Short Row).
P.S. these squares make great coasters…or make a bunch and create a stash busting blanket!