I am knitting my first sweater and this has me totally stumped. I am stuck on the neckline for the back of the sweater. What seems most puzzling to me is the number of stitches I am supposed to bind off when the pattern says, “bind off center 32(32-31-31-32-32) sts, k to end”. It would seem that I am to bind off 31 sts?? That can’t be right?
I would really appreciate any help someone could provide in translating.
There are currently 61 sts on my needles.
Mark center 32(32-31-31-32-32) sts for neck.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): K to marker, join another hank of yarn and bind off center 32(32-31-31-32-32) sts, k to end. Working both sides at once, bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once, then 2 sts once. AT THE SAME TIME, when armholes measure 71/2(71/2-8-81/2-9-9)”, end on WS. Bind off 2(2-4-5-5-5) sts at each armhole edge once, then 3(3-3-4-5-6) sts twice for shoulders.