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Short Row Shaping – forget the wrap

I’ve been commissioned to design a man’s cable jumper in black with a roll neck and I’m really pleased with how the back is looking.

 

When I came to the shoulders, I like to use short row shaping for that smoother finish.  (I also like to keep the stitches live so that I can use a really neat cast off.)  Anyway, whilst I was working, I turned my knitting, slipped the first stitch then carried on with the row.  There’s no gap and it saves all that faffing about with wrapping the yarn around the next stitch and then which way to pick up the loop so it doesn’t show.  Looks fine to me, how about you try it and let me know how you get on?

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