Hi Suzeeq... Doing the move before the wrap seemed to make it a tad bit easier to lift the wrap over the stitch; thanks so much for that suggestion. I still think there's got to be a better way to hide the wrap and gap when short-rowing in the round, but for now, this trick plus the Ravelry suggestion have made for a smooth pick-up. Thanks!
Stand back! I have pointy sticks and know how to use them!
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