I am knitting a cardigan and have reached the "Shape Shoulders and Back" section and can't figure out what it is that they are telling me to do.
I am working in stockinette stitch on 78 stitches and have been told to end with a wrong side (purl) row.
the directions say:
SHAPE SHOULDERS AND BACK
Bind off 7 stiches at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Bind off 7 stitches, work 4 stitches, work the next 2 stitches together, turn. Work 1 row even. Bind off the remaining stitches.
BACK NECK AND RIGHT SHOULDER
With right side facing, rejoin the yarn to the remaining stitches, bind off the first 36 stitches, work to the end of the row. Bind off 5 stitches purlwise at the beginning of the next (wrong-side) row, p4 stitches, p2tog. Turn, knit 1 more row, bind off all stitches purlwise.
From where I am right now with right side facing, if I bind off 7 sts and work to end of row then bind off 7 stitches (purling) and work to the end of the row, my yarn will be at the right shoulder - not the left.
If I follow the directions as they appear, the two shoulders will not be the same and they should be. It would make sense to bing off the "first 36 stitches" as noted above purlwise for the back of the neck but then the next row calls for purling and that's just not right.
It seems like this must be a pattern error. If so, can you suggest how I finish this?
"SHAPE SHOULDER" for left front says, "Bind off 7 stitches at the beginning of the next row. Purl the next row. Bind off 7 stitches at the beinning of the next row. Purl the next row. Bind off the remaining stitches.
If the front and back shoulders are to match, it only makes sense that the decrease rows on the back should match - 7 stitches bound off, a purl row, 7 stitches bound off...
HELP!!!! thanks!!! I have written to the pattern people but since it's the weekend, won't expect to hear back for awhile.