I'm kntting a sleeveless summer shell in garter stitch and would like to avoid the shoulder seam and join front and back with a Kitchener stitch. Does anyone know of a method for this? Actually, what I'd like to try is working up the shoulder until I have 9 stitches, then making 3 3-stitch i-cords and braiding them for the shoulder straps; then joining them to the other side with a kitchener stitch. That part I think I can handle; it's the darn kitchener that's got me stumped. Thanks for your help.