I am making my baby a sweater based on the EZ percentage system. This went swimmingly until I got to the neck shaping. I just don't understand the directions. She writes "Let us take it that you have decided on a K1, P1, rib for the neck border, Starting at left shoulder, turn, and work back to right shoulder in K1, P1 for 40 (1/2 total) stitches". ***Here's my first question: is this the BACK that I am working only - back and forth as if I were not working in the round?****
She then writes: "Slip all first stitches. Turn". *****Here I almost am in tears. I don't know WHAT I am slipping. What are all first stitches at this point? I am further confused by the fact that the directions go on to describe picking up 2 stitches/row each time I turn - so I am terribly confused - where I am getting these extra stitches?
If this weren't my first-born child I am making the sweater for I might offer to give him to anyone who might help, but I love him far too much. I've viewed other posts on neck shaping but can't seem to figure this out.