I’m hoping someone might be able to assist me in making what would be a right shoulder for a sweater by short-row shaping. The left front shoulder, for example, would go something like this:
Begin shaping the left shoulder on a RS row as follows: Row 1 (RS): Knit until there are 4 stitches on the left needle, turn Row 2, 4, 6 (WS): purl all stitches Row 3: Knit until there are 8 stitches on the left needle, turn Row 5: Knit until there are 11 stitches on the left needle, turn Row 7: knit all stitches, closing the gaps as they are reached.
And this is something I have achieved with good results. However, when I go to do this on the purl rows, in other words, doing it all completely opposite for the other shoulder, I am confused with how I’m supposed to hide the wraps. I have tried a few different ways and have no idea why it looks different or if it’s supposed to look different. I know that the last row you work is to pick up the wraps, as in the aforementioned instructions for the left shoulder, but as I work back for the right shoulder, I try to pick up the stitches (and though it looks proper on the right side) it looks very different on the purl side than the way it looks on the purl side of the other shoulder. Unlike the strands of yarn on the purl side that have been “dragged to the top” to be knitted to hide the wraps on the left shoulder, the loops are very small for the right shoulder and don’t even look like they are there at all. They look very different and there are only loops on the purl side of the left shoulder.
I’m just hoping I can find out how to wrap properly. Any additional information or questions are welcomed and kindly appreciated.