First Sweater Help

I am currently shaping the armholes of the Rowan knitting pattern Blitzen, by Lisa Richardson, and am struggling with understanding this section:

-Keeping patt correct, cast off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. (129 sts.)
-Dec 1 st at each end of next 5 rows, then on foll 4 alt rows, then on foll 4th row. (109 sts.)

I have already cast off the 5 sts on the first two rows to get my 129 its, and have begun on the first section where I Dec. 1 st at each end of the next 5 rows, but it seems that if I Dec 1 at alternate rows, I will only be shaping one side of the arms and I’m not exactly sure what it means by the 4th row. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

After reading the pattern over and over multiple times, I finally understood the wording. I am a bit embarrassed :aww: Issue is solved and I am praising my use of an inserted lifeline just before starting this section. Back to knitting! :knitting:



Welcome! And don’t be embarrassed! We all do that. :slight_smile: