I’m knitting my first sweater, it’s a cardigan from July’s Creative Knitting.
I’m starting to shape the armholes on the back and here is what the pattern says:
At beg of next 2 rows, bind off 5 sts, then dec 1 st [every RS row] 5 more times.
Work even in St st until armhole measures approx 7 1/2 inches.
I already did the binding off of the first two rows, but I’m not sure I understand the rest of it. I think it means that for the next 10 rows I need to decrease 1 stitch on ever right side row.
But what I’m not sure is do I make the decreases at the beginning of the row? In the middle? Does it even matter?
Also, the pattern says that after shaping the armhole I should have 62 stitches. However, I started with 82, and by my calculations that would mean I should end with 67. Any idea what the miscalculation is?