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Ending with a right side row in a sweater pattern.

by LouAn
(Denver CO)

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Hi,
I'm knitting my first sweater and I'm on the left front at the point where I start binding off a few stitches every other row to shape the neck.

My question is: I'm supposed to end with a right side row (and I've realized this is so the stitches I bind off look better). But at the end of the right side row, if I bind off the stitches, the neck starts shaping for the right front side. Is it easiest to take out the needle and put it through the stitches the other way?


Thank you!


Answer

Hi,

I usually decrease the neck line by either p2 tog or k2tog depending on my pattern. Binding off make the edge looks a little rough. I don't know how far you're at, but it might be worth trying it this way.

If you want to stick with the binding off and turning the needle around the other way, it's okay with me. I don't see any problem with it as long as you end up with the left front and the right front.

Thank you for your question.

Ratcha



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