Another group of Machine Knit America articles that I wrote are posted on The Knit Trees ‘article page’  These are all under the Knitting Machine Basics Category.

Travel as You Knit is a series of three articles giving detailed instructions on how to knit necklines by the short row method.  These are written for machine knitters, but hand knitters can use the same techniques by slipping stitches.  This technique is how I try to finish most of my knit garments because it gives a very smooth and polished finish which makes assembly even easier. I suggest you knit each mini sample from parts 1 thru 3 because it starts with the simple rules then advances unto the round necklines – learning these knitting skills will give you the foundation to add the procedures to any of your own knit garments.  Have fun Knitting