Hey there! I started knitting a sweater a long while back, using a pattern I had found in a book called The Knitting Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Guide for All Knitters. It said it was a beginner's pattern, probably because it used straight needles as opposed to circular. I was able to follow the pattern's instructions right up until the finishing. I've actually already posted once in the forum before, asking for help in interpreting this pattern, only to find that there was an error in the pattern which provided a wrong stitch count for one of the instructions
The finishing instructions are equally as confusing; I've been YouTubing knitting tutorials, Pinterest patterns, and just generally Googling, and I can find no other knitting pattern that finishes off a sweater the same way this pattern asks me to. Not only this, I simply cannot understand what the instructions are asking me to do. I've attached photos of the pattern with this topic.
Currently, I have the front, back, and sleeves knitted. I've sewn together the left shoulder seam, and then put 44 stitches from the back piece collar on a holder, and 30 stitches from the front piece collar on another holder - as the first instructions for finishing suggest. From here, I understand that I'm meant to make a ribbed collar. I'm afraid to go any further, because it seems to me these instructions simply can't be complete, and I don't want to ruin the neckline accidentally.
Would anyone be able to help interpret this pattern, or put it into layman's terms for me? I have a feeling I may just not be understanding it correctly.
Thank you so much!