Hi, I’d appreciate some help. I have successfully completed the back, front-left, front-right and 2 sleeves of a basic cardigan. The pattern includes a shawl collar and I’m completely stuck. The instructions are as follows:

CO 212. Work 1 row in k1, p1 ribbing

Cont. in k1, p1rib. At each edge, dec 1 st every row 2 times, then BO 4sts 9 times and 5 sts 10 times. At same time, when piece measures 3" from beg change to middle size needles and at 6" change to smallest needles. BO rem 36 sts.

I’ve knitted it twice now and I just can’t get from 212 stitches to 36 stitches.

Thanks, Linda