Another neckline gap question

Happy Summer! (not that you could tell from my local weather!)

My neckline shaping question, on the right half of a cartigan:
My pattern says to BO 9 stitches initially, then decrease 1 stitch every RS row a few times. In case it is relevant, I’m decreasing with SSK after the edge stitch.

I noticed that there is a little gap under the ‘corner’ edge stitch, where the neckline transitions from the BO stitches to the first decrease row. I think this gap is under the 10th stitch from the BO row but I’m not sure. Anyway, when I go to pick up stitches for the collar everything looks good except that one spot. Maybe I just need to keep that 10th stitch tighter? Anyone else have this problem?

Thanks!

:stuck_out_tongue:

It happens. On the next row, slip the last BO stitch instead of knitting it. Better yet, make that your decrease stitch.