Okay, so I decided to take the plunge and stop knitting hats and scarves (the family and friends were getting [I]tired[I])[/I][/I]. My knitting book suggested doing a baby sweater since they are smaller and generally require less shaping. And therein lies the problem…
The pattern says:
[B]Shoulder shaping: [/B] Keeping cont of pat (got that part), cast off 6 sts beg next 4 rows, then 5 sts beg following 2 rows. Cast off rem 19 sts.
I have no idea where to put the cast off stitches. It seems like if I do them at the beginning, I will wind up with a bell curve-type shape, instead of something like a “U” for the neck.
If its at all helpful, I did discover that the total number of all the cast off stitches would be 53, the same number of stitches across the width of the garment.
Thanks for your help!!!