Hoverson's Child Placket Neck Sweater

need some help with a specific phrase referred to in the Sweater instructions. in the neck section after 14 rows of decreases it says: “work even, without decreasing until work measures 4.75” above joining round, ending with a WS row".

what does “above joining round” mean? the whole sweater is knit in the round ! do they mean we should knit an additional section of 4.75" starting from the end of those 14 rows of decreases?

Many Thanks,

Naveshani

What is the total length of the completed sweater? If you were to knit 4.75" above your decreases will that make the length of your collar and total length of sweater?
Heidi

Here’s a link for helpers.
http://www.purlsoho.com/_gr/our_books/childplacketsweater.pdf