Looking for some advice/guidance in finishing underarm seams when knitting in the round.
My pattern calls for 6 sts (3 on either side of a marker) to be bound off for the underarm seam before transferring sleeve stitches on to the circular needle with the body section. In the past, I have slipped these 6 stitches on a holder then used a 3-needle bind off to seam the underams. However, this method leaves holes about the size of a quarter on either side of the seam. I then have to do additional seams to close them up, which gets rather messy on the inside.
I like the 3-needle bind off because of the extra strength it gives. So, I am wondering if I can just pick up additional stiches where the hole begins, pick up the 6 stitches on the holder, then pick up additional stiches to the end of the other hole, thereby bridging the whole gap and allowing me to do a 3-needle bind off across the entire underam.
Has anyone tried this method, or have another method which might work better?