I've finished the straight part of the back of Sylvia's sweater and the shaping instructions read as such:
BO 6 st at bg of row (1 st. on right needle), knit next 20 sts, place center 31 sts on holder for neck, join new yarn, and work to end.
Work to end this means just a straight knit (I'm working in stockinette and this is the RS right now) and no BO at the end of this row? The next part says:
At beg. of next row, BO 6 sts - 21 sts each side.
So I'm binding off 6 sts on the left side looking at it from the back, right? And this should leave 21 sts on each side. So far, so good.
BO 8 sts at each arm edge 2 times, and at the same time, BO 5 sts at each neck edge once.
Okay, first of all, can I bind off when I'm coming back purl-wise? I tried but wasn't successful. I had to go straight to the end, then turn it and bind off - is that okay? Will both sides be even? And then when I come to the last row, when there are only 13 stitches left, can they all be bound off together? Or what?
This is my first shaping experiment. :doh:
I have to take my daughter to gymnastics right now, but when I get back I'll check in and try to take some pics of my debacle to help everyone!