Hi. I have been designing my own sweaters and making my own patterns. When I shape the sleeve after the raglan edge I decrease on both sides until it is the length I need and then bind off. Then I seam it to the armhole and the problem I am having is that where the bound off edge is attached to the armhole there are two puckers (one in front and one in back) because of the bulk of the bound off edge. How do I make it flat?
After casting off on both sides I decrease by SSK and then K2tog. I try to make it as rounded as possible but I can only go so far knitting or it will be too long. Should I decrease on right and wrong sides or two st from each end? How many stitches should I decrease down to as a general rule? Should I bind off on the purl side so the chain is inside?
Thanks for any help!