Number of stitches not adding up

Hi all. I’m new to knitting and have been working on a jumper. I have a question about number of stiches. I started out with 79 st and then at a certain point was told to cast off 3 st at beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st end of next four rows. By my calculation I should end up with 69st but the pattern say I should end up with 65. I’m not sure what to do, do I kept it at 69 or keep decreasing with each row until I make it to 65st

I see where your stitch count got messed up!! Look in the section labeled “Shape Armholes” at the second line. It says:

Dec 1 st at EACH end of next 4 rows.

That means that you will be decreasing 2 sts per row. One at the beginning and another one at the end of those 4 rows. So you will be decreasing 8 sts for this line of instructions.


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Oh bugger. Thanks for that. I shouldn’t knitt when tired. Now I know the issue how do I fix it?

Have u already knit that part? If so, you will probably have to undo those rows until you get back to the beginning of that section.