I have a question about maintaining a stitch pattern after a decrease. The original pattern starts and ends each row with K1, then has a repeating series in the middle that includes a slip stitch. Once I decrease the number of stitches for the armholes, it says to maintain the stitch pattern. Do I continue to begin and end each row with K1 or just begin or end with whatever stitch keeps the continuity of the pattern, even if it's a slip stitch? Hope this question makes sense - first-time poster, fairly new knitter...thanks!