I’m knitting a cricket sweater and I reached instructions for the back neckline, which confuse me a little bit. Here’s the pattern excerpt:
Shape neck: Pattern 46 sts, dec, turn and work on these 47 sts only for right side neck.
Right side neck: *** Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 15 rows – 32 sts. Pattern 1 row here on left side neck.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 11 sts at start of next row and following alternate row – 10 sts. Pattern 1 row. Cast off.***
Left side neck: With right side facing, slip centre 36 sts onto a st holder, rejoin yarn to remaining sts and dec, pattern to end – 47 sts.
Work as right side neck from *** to ***, noting variation.
So first thing I’m confused about is the ‘Pattern 1 row here on left side neck.’ line… Should I just go through all stitches after the first decrease; after the 15 rows? I don’t really see how that’s gonna work either.
Secondly, they ask later to slip stiches onto a holder, but then there’s no further instructions about those stitches… Should I just cast them off after I’m done with the left side?
This is only my second time using a knitting pattern so I’m a bit lost! I think this pattern is from Woman’s Weekly Knitting & Crochet Special, but I’m not entirely sure, as I don’t have the full magazine, just this pattern. If someone knows what to do with this, please let me know!