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Old 04-29-2005, 07:20 PM   #3
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Neckline decreases
Here's my guess: When you bind off a stitch, you create a little bump on the end of the row where the bind off is. A decrease in the near end of the row (usually at least 1 or 2 stitches in from the end) reduces the number of stitches in the row, but does not create the bump. Makes for a more graceful transition.

Also, your decreases can be decorative, and add a nice touch to your garment.

Just a guess, but there you go.
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