Hi, I’m just about complete my first sweater. All that is left is to knit the collar and assemble. I don’t exactly understand the wording in the pattern.
RIGHT HALF OF COLLAR
Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 28[28:28:32:32:32] sts.
Work 2 rows in rib as on Front.
NB: If you need to join in yarn, do this at the shaped edge.
Taking extra sts into rib shape neck edge by inc 1 st at beg of next row, then at same edge on every foll alt row until there are 40[40:40:44:44:44] sts, then on every foil 4th row until there are 43[43:43:47:47:47] sts.
Cont shaping neck edge.
(NB: On Left Half now work 1 row straight.)
Next row: Rib to last 3 sts, turn.
Next row: Sl1 firmly, rib to end.
Work 4 rows in rib on all sts.
Rep last 6 rows until shaped edge fits up side edge of front neck and round to centre Back of neck.
Cast off loosely in rib.
So what I understand is that I’m joining my front and back before starting. But am I picking up stitches for the collar? The pattern says cast on not pick up. But based off the photos in the pattern (http://knitted-patterns.com/knitting-for-men/pullovers-sweaters/3895-mens-jumper-free-knitting-pattern) I believe I am picking up stitches and then sewing the sides and back into place.
Am I increasing 1 on the attached edge or on the open edge?
Sorry I am really quite confused about the wording. I appreciate any help. Thank you!