i am knitting a hoodie
back was easy to do and front has been fine so far but now i am perplexed
the back ends with :
Repeat these 2 rows to 52 sts
Continue until armhole measures 8.5”/21.5cm
Shape shoulder: Cast off 7sts on next 2
rows and 8 sts following 2 rows.
Leave 22sts on holder for back of neck.
that was fine - --- now i am working front and have got to line that says shape shoulder as for back - - BUT i currently only have 16 stitches on my needles!
sorry for the length of this post but here is pattern for front:
Decrease at armhole edge as for back on next and
following 7 alternate rows till 54 sts ending with RS row
NR: p27 finishing halfway through , turn, and continue on these sts for right front, leaving remaining sts on holder
Continue until armhole measures 6”/15cm ending after a knit row
Shape neck: work to last 5 sts and leave
these sts on holder
Decrease 1 at neck edge of next 6 rows.
Continue until armhole measures same as back
Shape shoulder as for back
so as far as i can see i am correct
27 stitches minus 5 =22 then 6 rows of decreases = 16
how then do i shape shoulder same as for back?
i hope i am missing something obvious
thanks for your time reading this - i know its long