little lost


#1

It’s been a while since I have picked up needles and need help with the following:

Next row: Patt
Shape Neck
Next row: cast off 4 sts in patt, patt to end

I believe that the second row comment is the neck shaping but what does the first row pattern mean? do I continue on in the patter I’ve been doing or do I follow the following pattern for shaping the neck?

it’s a cable front girls sweater and this is the left panel.


#2

Welcome to the forum!
The reference to “Patt” means to continue in the pattern stitches that you have been working, as you thought.
On the following row, begin the neck shaping.


#3

Thank you