Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-29-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
Ribbing the Cuff
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 34
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Neck shaping on a sweater
I finished the shoulder/neck shaping the way that you instructed and I did it correctly. My question is: When you bind off in a row along the shoulder and then knit or purl the rest of the way toward the neck or shoulder, there is a bump transitioning from the bind off to the knit. And in the middle of the shoulder line, where the final bind off occurs, there is a small ridge. I thought that according to the pattern there is a line from the shoulder to the neck that is a slight incline, which doesn't match the slight incline in the middle of the shoulder line that I completed. Why the difference and will this weave together nicely with the front piece?
Marie743 is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 12-29-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
Mod Squad
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 11,317
Thanks: 836
Thanked 4,135 Times in 3,777 Posts
Because you bind off in stages to shape the shoulder, you do get a bump or step in the shoulder line. These steps should match on the fronts and backs. You can seam by lining up fronts and backs with the right sides or public sides of the knitting facing each other and sewing a seam in a straight line from armhole to neck edge. Don't follow the steps of the bind off, seam in a straight line. You can also do a mattress stitch seam on the shoulders if you follow this video.
Glad the neck and shoulder shaping worked out.
salmonmac is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
Ribbing the Cuff
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 34
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thank you so much.
Marie743 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Neck Shaping trouble for crew neck, bottom up sweater in the round... Lifeisjustswell How-to Questions 4 04-21-2012 08:50 PM
shaping the neck of a sweater kaallen How-to Questions 1 03-05-2008 12:00 PM
Sweater neck shaping/BO HELP! marifp How-to Questions 2 11-23-2006 10:04 PM
Help with first sweater neck shaping angeline How-to Questions 3 02-12-2006 01:34 AM
Shaping neck for sweater sunnyreflections How-to Questions 3 01-20-2006 04:46 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:08 PM.