Decrease instructions...foll 🙃

Hi
Would really appreciate some help, I am in the early stages of knitting a Rowan tank top and stuck on the arm holes:
‘Dec 1st at each end of next 7 rows, then on foll 6 alt rows, 83 sts’.
Later on shaping the shoulders section it says
‘Cast off 5 sts at beg of foll 2 rows. 63 sts’

Hoping eventually I will be fluent in knitting terms but a steep learning curve underway, but any help would be great
Novice knitter

Hello
Is it just the “foll” confusing you?
It means following, so
first you decrease at each end of 7 rows

Then decrease at each end of the alternating rows so:
Next row. work the normal pattern without decreases
Next row. this is the alt row so decrease each end

You will keep going until you have done the “following 6 alternate rows” so that’s 12 rows.

Cast off 5 at beginning of following 2 rows
Row 1 cast off 5 at beginning of row
Row 2 cast off 5 at beginning of row.

Does this help?

Yes that’s been really helpful, and means my stitches are correct too
Thank you :slightly_smiling_face:

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