Neck Shaping Question

:waving: I’m making this drop sleeve sweater from

I’m to the Neck Shaping. I understand how to do what the pattern says, :shrug: just don’t know how long I’m to continue doing it. Till the back and front are the same length? Or till when I pick up the sleeve sts I have the correct amount? Or a little of both? I appreciate any help.

Until the front and back are the same length, so you can easily attach the shoulders. You then pick up sleeve stitches, and then add or subtract (by increasing or decreasing) to the correct number of stitches, and work the sleeve.