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Do you find that they help the soaker to fit better in back? Do they make a huge difference in coverage?<br><br>
I guess I'm just curious if they are worth the headache :LOL<br><br>
If it helps, I'm trying to decide whether or not to add them to a soaker for DD, who is just shy of 20 pounds and is very lean (aka tiny tooshie).
 

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Well, think of the short rows as adding something that makes the back slightly 3 dimensional - like the shaping on a bra cup. So while her bottom might be tiny - how is it with a diaper on. The short rows help accomodate a diaper bottom.<br><br>
If you put regular underwear over a diaper, the back will sit lower than the front because it's been pulled down to accomodate the full backside of the diaper. The short rows will help prevent that.<br><br>
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Do you really think they're a headache? I found them to be not nearly as bad as I thought they'd be... it's just like adding another round... I figure the purling is my payment for getting to knit every row <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I agree with Amey, they do make a difference, especially over a diaper!<br><br>
~Devon
 

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Sounds like they are worth it after all... I don't find doing the short rows the headache, I find hiding the wraps the headache, which is why this is a spinoff thread... I've been having issues hiding the wraps from decreasing short rows when I come around to them on the knit side and the wrap is on the purl side (when knitting in the round). Some ladies had some good suggestions to try to combat this, but I'm new to knitting and didn't know if short rows are something that are completely necessary (my pattern lists them as optional anyways).<br><br><br>
Thanks for the input!
 

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I'm working on a pair of LTK picky pants right now and there is an option for just indreases in the rear, without short rows. I think the other new pattern also has a no short rows option. I will report back once they are done. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Whaaaaaaaa! I want to work some picky pants! I am going back and forth over buying the pattern since I JUST bought the perfection pants pattern and haven't even done the math to start yet!
 
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