I finally worked on my sweater last night, and I have it all figured out. I asked the lady at my yarn store this question, and she really did not help me with it. We must have gone on to something else, and I forgot…Alright, you make the lace pattern for 8 1/2 inches…Then you do a row where you make a buttonhole, following with a purl row, I have completed those 2 rows…then it says…
Repeat neck shaping(decrease 2 sts) (no buttonhole but maintain rib) every 4 rows 11(12,13,14,15,15), (I am 12), times qnd continue working in established pattern until body measures 91/4 (9 1/2, 10,10,10 1/2, 10 1/2) from cast on edge ending with a WS row.
I am already measuring 9 1/2 inches, and I have just done the buttonhole row, and am ready to start my second decrease row. Am I supposed to work these dercrease rows for 9 1/2 inches on top of the 8 1/2 inches I have already done?? This pattern is not explained very well, but that is the only thing I can figure???
Thank You again…Lori