# ? about "At the same time"

Hi All,

I’m making this sweater: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTthermal.html

I’m reading through the instructions and have a question that I know someone can help me with. It’s with regard to shaping the armholes and where it says “AT THE SAME TIME”. I’m confused as to how many rows I’ll be working in this section of the pattern and how the “AT THE SAME TIME” relates to that. FYI - the pattern itself is worked over 4 stitches and 4 rows.

How many total rows will be worked?
How many decrease rows will be worked?
When it says “Repeat these 4 rows” X amount of times, what 4 rows is she talking about, exactly?

Thanks in advance. Here’s the section I’m inquiring about. I’ve edited it to reflect the size I’m making to make this easier. Starting out with 32 stitches at this part.

[U][B]Shape Armhole[/B][/U]
Next Row [RS]: K2, ssk, work in patt to end.
Work 1 row in patt.
Repeat these 2 rows [I][B]6 [/B][/I]times more.
AT THE SAME TIME, shape neckline as follows:
Work [B][I]4[/I][/B] rows in patt.
Next Row [RS]: Work in patt to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Work [I][B]3[/B][/I] rows in patt.

Sizes A, B, C, D, E, H, J Only:
Repeat these [I]4 [/I] rows [B][I]2[/I][/B] times more.

All Sizes:
20[22, 22, [I][B]22[/B][/I], 24, 24, 26, 28, 31] sts remain.

Work in patt until armhole measures 7.25[7.75, 7.75, [B][I]8.25[/I][/B], 8.25, 8.75, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75] inches from initial BO, ending with a RS row.

I can answer the first part. At the same time means you’ll be working on the neckline shaping on one end of your work and the armhole shaping on the other end.