As you can probably tell by now I am not an experienced knitter, but I am very determined to finish this cardigan before my baby gets here (in May!) ok so the pattern is a wee bit confusing again. I have finished the back up until I need to start the shoulders and neck. I have 39 sts on the needle. Here is what the pattern says
Row 1: (RS) Bind off 5 (7,9) for [B]RIGHT[/B] shoulder, k7 (9,13) bind off center 13 (15,17) sts for neck, k to end
Work each side of neck and shoulder separately.
Place rem 8 (10,14) sts for [B]RIGHT[/B] shoulder on a holder.
The last instruction is what is confusing me, it says in row 1 to knit until end, so what remaining 8 sts are they talking about?
Also when they say right or left are they talking about the babies right and left? or RS viewing of the garment?
Also by working separately are they saying I will have to cut yarn and rejoin per shoulder?
The instructions next say
Row 2 (WS): Bind off 5 (7,9) for shoulder, p to end
Row 3: K across
Row 4: Bind off 4 (6,8) for shoulder, p to end.
Row 5: Bind off rem stitches
Row 2 (WS): Purl
Row 3 (RS): Bind off 4 (6,8) for shoulder, k to end
Row 4: Bind off rem sts.
This would end the back of the cardigan completely (except for edging at the bottom and of course connecting it to the rest of the garment).
I tried to think of how I would still have 8 sts, but have been unable to come up with any plausible circumstance, but again as I stated above I am a new knitter and this is an intermediate project, but I am more than game to keep going. Any help would be appreciated!