Decrease instructions...foll 🙃

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

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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