I am working on the neckline for a sweater based off a kit. The directions said I should cast off first 2 stitches and knit the remaining 13 stitches in garter stitch. I shortened my sweater so it only has 12 stitches total instead of 15 for each side. Do I still cast off the first 2 stitches? And if so, does that mean on the left side of my needle, there are 10 stitches waiting to be stitched and one stitch on my right needle? or should there be 9 stitches waiting on the left and 1 on the right side needle?
I only knitted one garter stitch and then did the cast off in the next stitch so far. Wasn’t sure if I needed to do that one more time…pic attached.