This is by far the largest tutorial I have made to date. It is so big, that I can not put it all in a blog post. I will link to the four separate parts.
I made this tutorial specifically for the Tramonto lace shawl pattern, and it is intended to be accompanied by them. If you are looking to do short rows in a different lace pattern, the basic principles in this tutorial will help you get a sense of one way to do it.
In this case, I had to fit 8 rows of patterning into 2 stitches. I did not want to wrap and turn on yarnovers, nor did I want to interrupt the pattern. I chose a static pattern element, in this case a 2 stitch column, and chose to double wrap each stitch twice to get 8 rows. Since a full repeat is worked the transitions are seamless and natural, although not completely invisible.
I made the tutorial soooo detailed (with plenty of labels), that even if you have never done short rows before you should be able to follow along successfully. I like to include the steps-between-the-steps, if you will, as that is where I always get hung up when learning something from a book or photo tutorial. This kind of project brings out the teacher in me.
If you purchase the pattern, this tutorial is included as an additional 4 page file for those who dislike reading off screens. If you look at the tutorial and have no desire to ever use this technique, but like the stitch pattern and shawl, rest assured that they are optional and you can knit a version of this lovely and fun scarf without ever needing to wrap and turn.
Without further ado, here are the links.
I am always interested in improving my tutorials, and I love hearing if they are useful, so feel free to use the comment section or contact me for either of those things.