Knitting at KNoon - Knitting Video
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In traditional shoulder shaping, stitches are bound off across the top edge of the shoulder on sequential rows, creating a stair-step line. It can be difficult to make a neat job of seaming this shoulder line. Short-row shaping provides the same slope, but creates an even line across the top edge to facilitate a neater finish.
I'm going demonstrate wrapping and turning, and then knitting in the wrap on the final row.
I'll knit to the last 5 stitches, stopping short of the end of the row (hence the name of this technique), wrap a stitch, turn, and purl back.
Wrapping the stitch prevents a hole when the short-row shaping is complete.You'll need to follow directions in the pattern to know where to stop each row and how many rows to include.
The process is completed by knitting a final row, across all stitches, knitting in the wraps with their corresponding stitches.