I am knitting a jumper and have come to shape the neck. I have knitted a jumper before but this pattern instructs me to shape the neck differently to what I have come across before. The pattern is as follows…
K1, sl.1, K1, p.s.s.o, K16, turn (at this point I am half way through a row. I have never heard of the term ‘turn’ before but googled it and found out that I need to physically turn the piece of knitting around). I have gotten to this point in the pattern but surely it means that I am knitting backwards now as the piece of yarn is on the wrong side of the needle?
The instructions after turn are:
Continue on the last set of sts. as follows:- Dec 1 st as armhole edge as before on every following alternate row AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st at neck edge on the next 4 rows, then on every following alt row until 8 sts remain.
The above bit is what is confusing me, as is the turn. Could someone please tell me in clearer words what I am supposed to do? I really don’t understand it and need it translating. Thanks in advance. Also, would I be able to leave out the turn if I don’t want it or will it mess up the pattern?