Short row sleeve cap construction makes them slightly different than seamed set in sleeve caps, but I never really knew how different they were. Last weekend I put together a flat swatch of the short row sleeve cap from Marion, and I was actually surprised by how similar it is to a traditional sleeve cap. The cap isn’t as curved as a traditional sleeve cap because all of the stitches are evenly distributed, but it’s still less trapezoidal than I expected because the tension of the short rows pulls the cap into a slightly curved shape.
Here you can see what it looked like when worked in the round on a sweater body. The shape of the cap looks a lot more curved when it’s attached to a sweater and on a person.