I’m too far gone (and very pleased so far) with the back of my first jumper make a grave error at this stage, but I’m perplexed by instructions when I get to ‘shaping armholes’.
Pattern reads -
"Cast off 8 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows.
“Then decrease 1 stitch at the end of every row [for the next 10 rows] then in every following alternate rows.”
I assume from this that one side will decrease more sharply than the other. And, conversely, that when I knit the front, the shaping will be reversed and everything will fit together hunky dory!
I’ve never seen a knitted garment before the individual pieces were all spliced together. So, am I reading the pattern correctly (it appears so) and is this the usual way of shaping for armholes??? If yes to the latter, why aren’t decreases the same for both sides of the piece that’s being knitted? Won’t the seams seem odd? Or does it help with the final product “hanging/draping” properly without stretching???