Whether you’re new to knitting or a seasoned crafter, German Short Rows will surprise you! Like Wrap + Turn Short Rows, this method creates wedges in your knitting, shaping everything from curved hemlines to ear flaps. However, German Short Rows are even simpler than the Wrap + Turn technique, and since you can use German Short Rows in place of any Wrap + Turn instructions, you’ll probably return to them time and time again.

In this tutorial we break down German Short Rows into a few easy steps and also show you how to adapt them for Wrap + Turn instructions.