I’ve taken a pretty simple shell pattern that is knit flat and I’m doing it in the round. The pattern tells me that 1 stitch on each side of the front and of the back are not included in the measurement because of seaming. The front and the back are knit the same to the armholes. So instead of casting on 110 (55 for the front and 55 for the back) I cast on 106 (subtracting the 4 that aren’t included in the measurement). I’m feeling confident to this point.
However, I’m about to get to the armhole shaping. It says to bind off 4 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows. I’m thinking I should only bind off 3 on each side since I didn’t cast on 1 stitch on each side, which will then put me back to the “printed” number of stitches and then follow the pattern exactly from that point on.
Does that make sense to do it that way? I’ve thought this through and through and it seems to be the right way to do it, but I’ve never converted a pattern before.