I feel bad asking for help when I have nothing to offer in return but would very much appreciate some advice.
I have been knitting the above coat from the Simply Soft book for my mother for Christmas and I'm stuck in the collar/shoulder area. The pattern reads as follows:
Next 2 rows - K3, p14, turn, Slip 1, k to end.
Work 6 rows straight across all stitches.
Repeat last 8 rows until work measures the same as Back to Shoulder, ending at armhole edge.
That bit I can cope with - it's what's coming next that has me stumped!
Cast off 10 sts at beg of next row and 11 sts at beg of foll alt row. 30 sts.
Cont to work turning rows to shape collar as before and work on these sts only until inside edge of collar fits halfway across back neck. Cast off.
My problem lies with what to do with the stitches left on the needle that are not part of the 'turning' pattern. The pattern says to work on these stitches only, so what happens to the other 13 stitches? I don't understand why it doesn't say to cast them off if I shouldn't be doing anything with them.....
Hope someone can help. Thanks so much in advance.