Decreasing the yoke and ssk vs k2tog

I started on the yoke last night and about 8 rows into the decreases I realized that I was angling them the wrong way.  The instructions only specify a k2tog before and after the central purl stitch which gives and uneven look.

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An argument for sewing your Amanda before continuing with the yoke

I finally got to the glorious moment of finishing all the parts before the join. Once all the parts were on the needles, it was pretty awkward to continue.  To solve the problem, I sewed all the seams together to bring the garment to a cohesive unit .  But why?

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