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Old 04-27-2005, 06:37 PM   #1
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neck shaping quesiton...SNH!!
Does anyone know why some patterns call for casting off 1 stitch at the beginnig of each row for neck shaping, and some just call for regular right-slanting or left-slanting decreases? What's the difference, appearance-wise? Or is one easier to pick up stitches from than the other??

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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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Old 04-29-2005, 09:46 PM   #4
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Personally, I've never understood a single bind off instead of a decrease. I don't know why you would *want* that bind off bump, ever. Maybe they're in the pattern because the pattern writer didn't really think about a decrease instead?? I dunno... maybe there's some reason for them, but I can't think of any.
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