Easiest Ten Stitch – Short Rows and German Short Rows – Loom Knit Right Handed (CC)


Hey, loom knitters. Have you been frustrated by all the ten stitch videos out there? Well, I’ve got the
easiest one for you. We’re not gonna have to lift up any stitches to do
a wrap and turn, and you’re gonna get rid of
that bigger, pesky ridge on it. We’re gonna make it lessened, and it’s a little
bit more reversible. And we’re gonna give
you a bonus video towards the end with
German Short Rows. Stay tuned. (upbeat music) Welcome to GoodKnit Kisses. We’re all about helping
you stitch your love, and love your stitches. Hey, everyone. I can’t wait to start
on a ten stitch blanket. A couple of things
that you need to know. You can use any loom, okay? Any loom with ten pegs. You don’t need an
eleventh peg or anything, and you need to use an
appropriate yarn for that loom. I am using the Knifty Knitter
48 peg 5/8 Large Gauge loom and you could either use
a super-bulky six on it, which I’m doing, or you
can use a bulky five. All the other details are in
the link below on the blog. Also in the description
below are timestamps. You can jump to the
area that you want. And don’t forget, you can
change the playback speed, to go faster or go
slower, pause and rewind, all that you need to do to get it to the speed
that you need. I really want to encourage you to watch the entire video first, and remember the German
short row will be at the end. The next time you run through, you can have your
yarn ready to work it. It’ll be easier to understand. Let’s get started. This video is going to
be made right-handed. If you would like the
left-handed videow, click on the card up above,
and you can go straight there. For the right-handed video, we’ll be working from our
right to our left to cast on, so that all of our
purl stitches will work from the right to the
left when we get to them. Let’s start by casting on,
starting at our tenth stitch, and we’re gonna work all the
way down to our one stitch. So you can mark
where your one is. Start with putting your
slipknot on the tenth peg, and we are going to
double W-wrap cast ons. So we’ve already got
that one stitch on here, I’ve got my tail kind of
trapped in underneath, and I’m just going
to wrap around, and knit over the
bottom over the top. And I’m going to wrap around
twice on that next peg, and knit over, wrap around
twice, and knit over. And you wanna just take out
all the slack from that. Make sure that you’ve
got all that extra slack. And you can do whatever cast
on you like to start with. You don’t have to do
the double E-wrap, but I’m doing it because it’s easier to grab that
loop of the cast on. It will be getting
worked in to your design, and you won’t be able
to see that later on. So continue. Pause your video as
you need in here. You can also use the controls
to speed up or slow down on the YouTube platform,
so if I’m going too fast, hit that gear icon
and slow it down. If I’m going to slow, hit the
gear icon, and speed it up. All right, we are
at our first peg, and we are going to
slip the first stitch. Whenever we start, we
are gonna be slipping or skipping this first
stitch when we start. So, the first one we’re gonna do is slip one, knit nine. I’m working with
a U-wrap stitch, so U-wrap knit, and you
can E-wrap if you want to. I’m choosing the U. Work that all the
way to the end. All right, we’re
gonna start row two, and we’re going to
slip that first stitch, and purl the next
eight stitches, leaving one stitch at the
end, which will be knit. This will produce the
nice, clean, chained edge, and you won’t have the little
outward bumps on there. It’s just gonna be a
nice finished edge, so in the end you won’t
have any finishing to do and it also will pop onto
your pegs easier when joining. I have purled eight, and the last stitch here
we’re just going to knit over. Okay. So, we just want to repeat
this nine times total. So, I’ve just made
one garter ridge, and we want to
work back and forth until we have nine
repeats total. When we finish, this is going
to work for a square blanket. If you want a longer,
rectangle blanket, you need 18 repeats total. So I’m going to work this
eight more times here, because I’ve already
got the first one, and I will join you
back up after that. See you soon. We’re gonna make a corner. To make our corner, we’re
going to slip the first, just as we have been doing, and knit until you
have one stitch left. Again, pause your
video as needed. I’m on the tenth stitch. I’m just going to wrap it. That is it. And then I come back
and purl to the end. Stitch, and then
we knit that one. Just as we’ve been doing before. And yes, as you see,
I’ve got a knot in here that I had to dress earlier, so hopefully it hits the
spot that I want it to. (laughs) It’s gonna happen. You’re gonna have to change
your yarn at some point, so I’ve got this placed on here, and it’s gonna fall kind
of towards the back there. All right. Continue on. Last stitch, knit. All right, now, once you’ve
got the one wrap on here, you’re going to
continue wrapping, or knitting all the
way up until that wrap, the stitch before,
and you’ll wrap that. So we’re going to knit
all the way up to here wrap it, and work
all the way back. So continue doing
that, pause your video, and when you have wraps on all
the pegs but this first peg, meet me back up. See you soon. I only have a few rows
left on this corner. I wanted to show
you as a reminder, so you’re just
working all the way, up to the point where
it’s gonna have a wrap, and then you wrap it,
you don’t knit it, and then purl until you
get to that last stitch, and then you knit. And I’ve got two stitches left, so I’m gonna wrap this one, and then I’m going to
knit this last one. That’s it. All right, now we’re on the
second section of the corner. We’re going to go to
the one with two wraps and we’re gonna make
three wraps on it, and then knit the last stitch. We’re gonna keep going. We’re gonna knit
over all three wraps. And then now we’re going
to wrap the one next to it to make three wraps on there. And then we’ll purl. And then wrap the last stitch. So that’s how the
rows are going to work after you make the third
wrap, you work to the end. So now that we’re
beginning the next row, we’re going to knit up
until we have three wraps, then we knit over
all three wraps, and then we make a third wrap. And then we move back,
and we work the purl, all the way to last stitch, and the last stitch we knit. Again, knit up until
the three wraps, work the three wraps,
or three loops, and then make a third
wrap on that last stitch, and purl back. You’re going to
continue doing this until you have gone
up until the ninth you have the ninth one
has three wraps on it and then two wraps on the ten. I will meet you at this point, because we are gonna
treat that differently. See you then. All right, we’re on
the row where we’ve got one, two, three loops
on the ninth peg and two loops on the tenth peg. This is the last row for
knitting on the corner, and then we’ll have
a purl row left. So you’re slipping
that first stitch, go ahead and knit all the
way until the ninth peg, and the ninth peg you’re
going to knit everything over, as we’ve done before, and go
ahead and move on to peg 10 and do not wrap
it, just knit it. That’s all you need
to do for that. Slip it again, purl to the end. And you have just
completed one corner of your ten stitch. This is exactly how
you’re going to make the ten stitch corners
from here on out. The only place that you
have to repeat a corner right after another corner
is in the very beginning. The only time you’re
going to be counting rows was in that beginning
that we’ve done. So we don’t have any
more counting to do. So now when I get
up to this point, and I have knit
this last stitch, this is where you
will need to mark to return to to
continue repeating. So, the beginning of
that corner to now is one entire corner. Go ahead and make
one more corner, immediately working
all the way down, and start that first
wrap on the tenth peg and then rewind and
pause your video whatever you need to do. Meet me back up,
and we’ll go onto joining the rows. See you soon. All right, now that we
have our corners made. We have two corners, we’re
ready to move on and join. Later on, after you
only do one corner, you do adjoin sections. So you’ll follow
everything with a corner and a join until the end, and then you make
another corner, and join at the end. So, whether you’re working
on the square blanket which has less to start first, or the rectangle, which
will be twice as long, you’re still both going to
be joining the same way. I have this edge here,
which looks like a chain. I want to only pick up this loop that’s towards the
front of my work. So if you’re looking back here, you’re not gonna join the
one that’s closest to you. You’re gonna wanna
grab the one back here. So the best way to do this,
is to look up inside here, and we’re gonna look
at this last stitch, right here that we just did. This chain is
grabbing on already, so it’s already spoken for. What you want is this one here, and it’s gonna be lifted
up and put on here. I actually find,
depending on the yarn, you might even be able to just
slide and pop it on this way, and use your fingernail,
and pop it on, and you can pop both of them on, and then slide that
other one back. So let’s do that again. So I’m gonna take it, and
I’m gonna put it on the front and then slide it back, so that
way I’ve got the front part, that falls this
direction for the chain. So, now that I’ve
got that popped on, I’m gonna work this row
here, all the way over. So we slip the first stitch,
and knit all the way, until that last stitch. And then we’re going to work both of those stitches together. So I went ahead and
joined it first, and then started the row, but you’re gonna want to just
work all the way up ’til there and then grab it
and put it on here. So I’m gonna go ahead and
work these two together, and then I’m gonna
work the other rows just as we would have been. This would be a slip, so
we don’t do anything here, and then purl all the way back until we have one stitch. Knit that again, and
start the row again. So every time you have a join, you’re gonna look back here, you’re gonna grab
that next stitch, and pull that one and slip
it right onto that peg. So, go ahead and continue
working all of these until you reach the end. You’re gonna have
this last stitch here, which is where you
have your cast on area, and we’ll address this next up. See you soon. I’m gonna take a moment. I wanna show you how to
add on this last stitch, before we start making a corner. But before I do, you can see
this part more clearly here. This is the cast on edge, and
I want you to see that here. So this is a looser loop,
where we’ll be popping them on. And in order to get
the right width here, so things don’t
squish in too much, you can count
these for yourself, and clearly I can see
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight loops very loose, but if I tilt this back I
can see that the same angle, this is where the loop is that first stitch where the
slipknot is, so that’s nine. And if I go down
to the end here, you can see if I pulled
up this last stitch here, which would be the ninth stitch, this one right here above
it, it was kinda pushed down. This one’s actually the
next one that we get done. See how it’s kinda has
that same patterning. So this will be your
last stitch for joining before the next
corner after that. So, right now, going back we’re gonna put on
this last stitch that you can see formed here. This would be the ninth one. And you don’t have
to count them, but I wanted you to see
how this particular one is, because this can trick
you up a little bit. All right, so we’re
gonna put that on here, let that slipknot lay inside, work that last stitch, and then we’re
going to purl back and then you will, we’re
gonna pause our video you’ll make one more corner, and then I’m going to show
you how to join up this one, and then we will
bind off together to show you where you need to
bind off, when you are ready. You just keep knitting along until you get the
size that you want. We also have a
video on showing you how to use a new
calculator that we’ve made, and you will click on that,
I’ve got a card up here, you’ll be able to see how
to know where to stop, and you can put in
all that information. It’s not in this video here, you’re gonna want
to click on that. All right, so make
one more corner. Pause your video,
and I’ll see you back for making the cast
on joining area. See you soon. I have knit up in to this
part where I wanna join, right where my cast on is. So we’re looking at these edges, and I wanna grab
right in front of where this slipknot is,
and just place it right on. This yarn has a couple
of extra strands in it, so it’s harder to get in there. So it might be a little
tight, just work it out. If you have to use your
loom pick, do that. And then you just join it. So just as you did on
this other joined section you’ll do the same thing, and then we’re purling
all the way back. And then when you get to these, you’re just picking up these
nice, loose stitches here. These ones right here. And then when you get
down to that last one, remember this is
the one you pick up. Once you do that one,
you work another corner. And that’s it. So continue joining up. Make your next corner,
do your straight away. Do all that. When you get to
where you wanna stop, then we’re going to
do a basic bind off. So, let me show
you another sample. So when you have
made you blanket, you’re gonna keep working
all those rounds, and join. And when you finish,
you don’t finish right in the middle
of one of these, you would just go all the way up until past where you
see a corner last and that’s where you would stop. When you get the square
or rectangle that
you’re happy with, or however many rounds
are in the calculator that we discussed,
that’s when you would do the basic bind off,
or whatever bind-off
that you prefer. You don’t need a
super-stretchy one. Just keep it loose. So pause your video and we’ll
go to the basic bind off when you are ready to do that. And then after will be the German Short Row
tutorial at the very end. See you soon. All right, you’re
on your row where you would be normally
starting another corner, or you’re going to use
that for binding off. So, we’re just going
to work all the way to the center of where
that corner would start. So just start that
row as your knit row, slipping the first, knitting
all the way to the end. Of course, slow the video
down if you need to. Okay, I’ve got this
last stitch here, this is where I’m going
to start my bind off. So I’m gonna work the
first stitch here as 10, and then I’m gonna
work the ninth stitch, and move the ninth
stitch over to 10. And then lift up and over and
that binds off one stitch. Move the ten over to the nine, and now we’re going to
knit the eighth stitch. Pick the eight, move it
onto nine, and knit over, and then pick that up and
move it over to the eight. Then we’ll work the next stitch. The seven. Pick it up and move it over. So you have the idea. So make sure that you’re
not pulling too tightly. If you need to
E-wrap to make sure that it is a nice, loose
stitch, then you can do that. So work all the way to the end, and I’ll meet you back
up for that last peg. I have two pegs on the loom,
it’s the last one to bind off move that one over to
two, lift up and over, and now we just have
one loop on our loom. We’re gonna pull
this out, and cut, and then pull it
off of the loom. And now we have our
last stitch done, and you just need to
weave in your tail. And I can cinch
this up right here. I like to have this all, where it has a little
bit of that gap, and then you can just
sew that in together so it fits in nicely, especially if you have
this extra little corner. So let me show you
how to do that. So if you want to
weave in your tails, I’ve got a video. You can click on that card there for how to weave in your
tails on the garter stitch. And if you have this
gap here like I do, it may not appear on yours, it just depends on
the yarn, I’ve found. We’re gonna go ahead and pull
in a nice long tail here, and go in through both
of these stitches here. I’m gonna pull all the way
in, and I’m gonna go around to these stitches
here on this end. And I’m gonna get one, two, and I’m just creating
a little loop here. I’m gonna draw these in, and
go right through that again. And so what it’s doing is it’s creating another
stitch on the outside here. Don’t pull too tight. Wanna match how
those work together. And so now I can just go on in so that I can seam that
up how I normally would. I’m gonna go to the back and just a little
preview of how to do it. You’re just gonna work
your way in to where you can find your way
around the stitch. So I like to go to where
the stitch comes out here. I’m gonna work my
way around and follow where that would go. And then gonna follow
where this stitch would go, and back into this
one, and go around. So for a slower
tutorial on that, just click on that link and see how to weave in
your tails in garter stitch. And you’ll find that your
woven in tails will hide easily and you might enjoy it more
after learning how to do it. So weave in all those
tails, and you will be done. And I will see you for the German Short Row
here in a moment. See you soon. Right, let’s make a German
Short Row mitered corner. First you’re gonna
work from your one peg down to where you want the
inside of the corner to work. So we’re going to
knit all the way until that last stitch remains. And you will actually
knit that stich. So instead of a wrap,
or a wrap and turn, you will actually
knit this stitch, yes. Then you’re gonna
take your working yarn and pull on it, and it
will make sort of a V on one side of your peg, and then your
working yarn will be right in the middle
of where that peg is. I’ve got that wrap there,
that’s the German Short Row, and then we’re going to work
our way back to the one peg. In this case, we’re purling. So go ahead and work
until that stitch, and then the next row, meet me back up when you
get to the ninth peg, and we’ll do it one more time. See you soon. All right, I’m ready to
work my ninth stitch. Again, we’re just going
to knit that stitch, and then pull back
on the working yarn, so it’s laying in the front now, and it’s very hard to see, but it does have two
stitches on the right, or one side, and on the
other side it will be single. So you’re just
pulling back on it, and then this tenth
one has the same thing. We’re just not going that far. So we’re just gonna go ahead and work all the way back
to our one peg and continue. So you’re going to wrapping,
and doing the short row until you reach all the
way back to this two peg, and then we’ll work the
second part of this corner with three wraps
and we’ll show you how to dress that on
the German Short Row. See you soon. All right, so I’m almost
done with this short row, the first half, and I wanna
show you how you can tell if you’ve already done one. You’ll have this extra
little leg of the stitch popping out the front. So this one right here is
still kind of hugging the peg. There’s nothing popping
out to the next stitch. So I want to go ahead
and wrap this one, and then do the
German Short Row, and move on to work
my last stitch here. Okay. Now to start working them
back in the other direction to build up our corner again, I’m going to go
on to the next peg and I need this one
to be the third wrap on to the German Short Row, so what I do is I actually
knit the whole thing over, grab everything,
and knit that over, and then I pull it
back on it again. And it’s just gonna
be more bulky. But it’s so thin on this one, it’s really hard to
see that this one is different from this one, or at least in this
yarn I’m using, so you might need to remember that you’ve done the
third wrap on the one peg. So one way to do that is to
use a row counter or something, and you can count which
peg that you’re on. Or you can just kind of
keep track of it yourself. So now that I’ve done the three, I need to wrap this first
peg and knit this over, and now I’m going to
work the three again. Just like we’ve done
on the other rows, I’m wrapping that three again, and I need to make a
three on the next peg, so it’s a two. So I’m doing the two. I’m going to knit that over, and then I’m gonna
work my way back so it has that wrap on there. Now I can work my row
as usual to the end, in this case of course purling, and then knitting that
last stitch, okay. And then I’m gonna work
the other direction to get the other wraps on. So I’m gonna work
that first stitch. I’m gonna work all the way up until where I had
the three together, on actually the
number three peg here. And then the four peg here,
I need to make that a three. So knit it, and then pull back. And then I’m gonna
purl to the end. So you’re just gonna
continue in the same way, that you do on the other ones, it’s just that you’re
actually working that stitch and pulling back on it. All right. So that is it. That’s the technique on
the German Short Row. Now, I will say that
it is harder to frog on the German Short Row. It looks great on the front, but it also look really
great and flat on the back. So the payout is really good
to making the German Short Row. It is a little harder to frog, but you’ll have a more
pronounced ridging on the back when you use the regular wrap. How did you like those? Please comment below, and tell me what tutorials
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60 thoughts on “Easiest Ten Stitch – Short Rows and German Short Rows – Loom Knit Right Handed (CC)

  • Thank you for this great video! I would love to see a video for loom knitting socks using the German Short Row technique.

  • Could u show a video on what row is the best row to do a color change. Do u change right b4 u work a corner? Do u change on a purl or a knit row? Also, it would be fun to learn about different color patterns with the 10 stitch blanket. I saw your graph.

  • Ho notato che ci sono varie grandezze di telaio rotondo,ma con il più grande cosa si può utilizzare?Belli i lavori mi sembrano un po difficile,non ci sono varie riviste che fanno vedere gli schema ,mi piacerebbe sapere dove trovarli,per comprarli.

  • Kristen, that is way cool. I've never even heard of German Short Rows before. My ten stitch blanket has never worked before, so I guess I'm going to try again. Your technique is different so I'll try it, but the German Short Row scares me so I'll wait and practice on scrap yarn.

  • I love how easy you make it look and how you explain every detail unlike the other videos! But i have 2 questions, should i change color on the knit or the purl row? And do i need to mark my corners as the other videos suggest?

  • Although I appreciate this tutorial, it just doesn't work out for me 🙁 I've made other 1- stitch blankets and my spine always goes in the right direction, when i did it this way, for some reason I had two different spines, one on each side.

  • Is there an advantage to using German short rows as opposed to the wrap?
    Your videos are the only ones that helped me learn the 10 stitch blanket.

  • Kristen, I have a question, I have your book and loom from Boye, "I taught myself to Loom Knit" and I was wondering it is a 12 peg loom on one side and I was going to use it for the 10 stitch blanket, can I use #4 acrylic Red Heart for the blanket, or do I have to use two strands as one?

  • THANK YOU for doing this video and written pattern. I was ready to throw my new loom out after MULTIPLE attempts at the 10 stitch. You made it so clear and easy.

  • Can we use the reverse purl knit stitch? (True knit, classic knit stitch) It's the easiest for me to do and keep the correct tension.

  • It is very helpful to have the time stamps if you need to refer back to a certain section. Your videos are very clear and easy to follow.

  • I'm in the first few turns of this pattern and it's taking on this almost conical shape as I'm knitting. I wonder if it's just because it's on a round loom and will flatten out as it gets bigger. I feel like I've followed the pattern correctly. I guess I'll see how it turns out. Thanks for the video!

  • Kristen thanks for the awesome video!!! I have watched other videos on the 10 stitch blanket over the last few years and was always either to afraid or to confused on how to do it. Your video made attempting this so incredibly easy!! I am almost through my 1st and skein of caron cakes Faerie and now will need to run to Michaels to see if I can get more. Thanks again !!!

  • Okay im really discouraged im extremely extremely confused i wish that the whole nine rows were recorded because im just confused ive rewinded over 10 times and am still confused with the 1st row is it counted as the knitted row then the second row is purled then every row is knit and purl i dont understand

  • Thank you for this tutorial! I have been trying to learn how to do this and the other videos I watched were too confusing. I don't know how many times I had to rip out and start over. With this tutorial, I finally got the first 4 corners done.

  • I was just watching an old video where you mentioned vivaloom for a gorgeous blanket pattern you used. Can't reach them anymore. Can you PLEASE help.

  • OKAY. 1.) Thanks for the awesome tutorial. Can't wait to try this. 2.)You are ADORABLE. Definitely subbed.

  • I must have a learning disability cuz I’ve watched every damn video for 5 and 10 stitch and I still don’t get it!!

  • My ten stitch blanket is sort of wavy, in particular it doesn't sit flat at the corners where I've joined, what am I doing wrong??

  • Hi hi first off I love you tutorial it is clear and very easy to understand! Thank you so much. I just a have general question, when starting off does it have to be in multiple of nine repeats or can it be any number of repeats?

  • Kristen, thank you so much for making this wonderful video! You do such a wonderful job, showing and explaining, how to do this blanket. I really appreciate it!! 🙂

  • Thank you so much for this video. It is so clear how to do it. I have looked at other videos in the past – not so good! I just love your tutorials.

  • Same here. I'm really confused. What your doing is changing too much, ends seem complicated depending what direction your going, and 9 rows? How do u keep track of when you've done 9 rows? Also when u leave your work and come back to it how do I know where I'm at?

  • In the pattern, it says do not repeat rows 3-38 except 1 time but then the pattern says to repeat from 3-40. Do I go all the way down the whole side every time? Or do I do 3-40 like it says?

  • Hi my name is Linda Galbraith .I needs help with my s loom . this is what me to do .cast on about 128-130. When I do that . then I wrap first 2 pegs skip next peg, I don't know what it means please help me thank you

  • Lost me at 6:15. First 9 rows were fine and then you lost me completely. I was looking forward to learning from this video. If you call yours easy I guess I won’t be able to learn from anyone else’s

  • lost it after the knit purple double as you jumped the video to next line, would like to see a 10 stitch from start to finish

  • Kristen…After we do the two corners and the joined section it says on pattern to repeat from(diamond) to the (diamond) but those are the corners arn't they…I thought it said in video that there was no more corners… .i know that we had to repeat corner in the beginning,, I guess I am not understanding where to go after i joined my section.

  • Hey Kristen I have a question for you because I don't know how to plural knit can I e rap the blanket all the way to the end because I am my first time making a blanket on a loom

  • i have a question. when you do the repeat are you repeating everything you just did or just the u wrap and purl stitch??

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