HELP!! Could someone tell me why patterns use “short rows” instead of three needle bindoff? Does one make the sweater fit better than the other? Inquirying minds need to know!! Thanks!!:knitting:
If you’re going to use a 3 needle BO instead of conventional stair step binding off, you would do short rows. So I’m not sure what patterns have you do short rows [I]instead[/I] of 3 nbo.
Short row shaping can give you a more gradual sloping of the shoulder and closer fit versus the blunt-boxy look often seen with a 3 needle bind off. At least that is my take on it.
Your question confuses me becuase the 2 techniques are for different results. You wouldn’t use one or the other. I use both for shoulder seams. The short rows, as mentioned, will give you a gradual slop, then the 3-ndle bind off will give you a really nice shoulder seam.
Yeah, that’s what I wondered… you’d actually use both together, not separately, unless you just do a straight shoulder seam maybe, withouth the sloping.