Below are the instructions - I don't understand the last 2 lines, how I am increasing the collar from 9 stitches to 14? I am increasing 1 by kf&b but I am also decreasing 1 at neck edge? Seems like a wash to me in terms of # of stitches. I also don't know where to do the increase for the collar? I gather it should be by kf&b...
To Shape Front Neck and Collar:
Next Row: (right side) K6, knit into front and back of next st (kf&b), ssk, k to end (8 st for collar)
Next Row: Cast off 2 sts for armhole, p to last 7 sts, k7.
Next Row: K7, kf&b, ssk, k to last 3 st, k2tog, k1 (9 st for collar).
Repeat these last 2 rows once more. Now continue to dec at armhole on every right side row as set, but dec one st at neck edge on every 4th row 3 times more AND AT THE SAME TIME inc one st for collar on every 4th row 4 times more to 14 st for collar.