Help. I am working on a hoodie where the hood is picked up along the neck edge, knit back and forth, then sewn along a straight seam at the top. This creates a point which I do not want. I would like a rounded hood without a point. Not sure how to shape that. Do I create a heart shape near the top? Any thoughts would be appreciated.:knitting:
Welcome!Yes, the top of a heart at the middle top of the hood would work. You'll need to bind off say, one stitch on each side for a few rows so that will mean working the sides one at a time or using two balls of yarn.
Thanks so much salmonmac. I suspected a heart shape would do it, but needed some confirmation. Have a good rest of the week.
Those are good ideas. Certainly finishing with 3-needle bind off works here for at least the live sts. In a sense, you're doing short rows in that you turn at the center and work back. Successive rows decrease at the center (like neck shaping on a pullover) but you never continue across all sts as in short rows. Interesting thoughts.
As the question has been answered and I shouldn't be confusing the OP - Would it work to use short rows to shape the top of the hood and then use a 3-needle BO? I thoroughly dislike seaming and avoid it whenever I can. :mrgreen:
Thanks, GG.I like to avoid sewing, too. Three needle bind off would work for the final live sts and make a nice, neat seam at the top of the hood.I'm not sure how to use short rows here. It's a bit like shaping a V-ncek on a sweater.