Hello, I’m really struggling and I’m hoping for some help here. I posted same question on RAV about 2 weeks as well went to my LYS and their suggestion was to do the stair-step bind-off and then come back and pick those stitches up to do the 3-needle bind-off. Why would I do that when the point of doing 3-needle bind off is to not have as bulky a seam.
From the beginning, I’m working on “Floyd” vest pattern by Martin Storey that I converted into the round. I am now at the back for shoulder shaping and the first instruction is to cast off 7 sts and K until there are 24 stitches on right needle and turn, leaving rem sts on holder. Work each side of neck separately. Dec 1 st at neck edge next row, ending with RS facing for next row: 23 st. Then casting off another 7 sts, then another 7 at beg of foll alt row and at same time dec 1 st at neck edge for 3 rows. In a post on RAV someone suggested I do short-rows, and while I know how to do those, in total I have 21 sts to cast off for the shoulder, what I don’t understand if I do short-rows, do I put those 21 sts on a holder while I’m doing the short rows and how do I handle the neck decs? Are the 21 sts the same sts I will eventually use for the 3-needle bind-off? I’m supposed to end up with 30 sts across the back neck. I’m at my wit’s end with this and ready to try and find someone to finish it for me. I’m hoping someone here can help me. Thanking you in advance.