OK–I was able to get the sleeves sts onto my work and now have knitted up to where I am supposed to be shaping the neck. The pattern reads:
Continuing armhole decreases, place first 4 sts of next 2 rows on holders, then decrease 1 st each end every other tow 2 times.
After 12 armhole decreases total have been worked, placed remaining sts on holder.
Pick up50 or 51 sts including sts on holders. Keeping first and last 4 in garter stitch make another buttonhold and work about an inch of ribbing.[/I]
I am confused about a couple of things…When I am shaping the neck, what I am doing? That whole line seems confusing! Do I end up with 8 sts on the holders at each end? And is my yarn just carried behind those sts? Then…when I have done 12 armhole decreases, why would I put them on a holder, if the next step says to put all the sts from the holder back on the needles???
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks…