Need help with pattern!

I am a fairly new knitter and am having trouble understanding the following:

Shape Armhole and Front Slope: Dec 1 st at beg of next row. Bind off 4 sts at beg of next row. Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 4 rows AND AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st at neck edge every 4th row from previous dec 8 (9, 10) more times – 13 (14, 15) sts. Work even until armhole measures same as back to shoulder, end K row.

I hope someone can help.


It’s probably the `at the same time’ instructions that confuse you?

What that means is that when you decrease for the armhole edge, you will also do decreases at the neck edge. You will only dec on the armhole side over the next 4 row, but will keep decreasing on the neck side every 4th row for as many times as your size indicates.