I’m a fairly experienced knitter, but I’m finding I’m confused by the following instructions in a Novita Nordic Wool sweater (women’s) pattern:
“…bind off for the shoulder at both ends on every other row 3x3 sts and 5x4 sts (7x4 sts and 1x5 sts) 4x4 sts and 4x5 sts (8x5 sts) 5X5 sts and 3x6 sts (1x5 sts and 7x6 sts)”
then later when it describes subsequent binding off on two sides of the neckline, it says “bind off 2x2 sts at the neckline edge”, but it’s not in a ribbed pattern - it’s stockinette.
Can anyone explain this to me?
I thought it might be for the different sizes to make the sweater - XS, (S), M, (L), XL, (XXL)
but I can’t believe the stitch counts would be so wildly different.