Hello! I am getting close to the point that I need to start shaping the armholes and neck of the back of my Mom's sweater, so I have been reading ahead in the directions. I understand the directions for binding off for the shoulder. The last direction for shaping the neck have me confused. How do I do this:
At this point there are 130 sts on the needles.
BO 8 sts at beg of next 4 rows
BO 9 sts at the beg of next 4 rows
Do I BO the specified number of stitches on each row? Or over the course of the 4 rows? I.E. for the first one .. 8 sts total or 32 sts total?
and at the same time, on the first row of shoulder shaping work across to center 54 sts, BO center sts, work to end. (Is this my center point for binding of the neck hole??)
Working both sides at the same time, at each neck edge, BO 2 sts twice. (Does this mean that I start from the center and bind off two stitches at a time for the neck while working the shoulder shaping?)
This is my first sweater so as you might imagine, I am a bit nervous about the whole thing ...