Hello fellow knitters…new member here and fairly new beginner! Reading some of the how to questions and answers, everyone seems to be really friendly and helpful. I look forward to coming back to this forum and keeping up with everyone’s projects and questions.
I’m knitting a free pattern posted on Berroco’s website called Adele. I’m knitting the largest size and have completed the back of the garment except for the part of shaping the neck and shoulders and that’s where I’m stuck. I’m familiar with the basic bind off methods but have encountered instructions I don’t understand. Here’s the section:
Shape Shoulders and Neck: Bind off 7(8-9) sts at beg of the next row, work until there are 29(32-35) sts on RH needle, join another ball of yarn and bind off center 22(24-27) sts, work to end. Working both sides at once, bind off 7(8-9) sts at beg of the next 3 rows, then 8(9-10) sts at beg of the next 4 rows. AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge 3 times.
What has me stumped is the line after binding off the center 27 sts. It says to “work both sides at once”. How the heck do I do that? I’m knitting on circular needles but how do I work both sides? I don’t think it’s telling me to do a 3 needle bind off because I have 7 more rows I’m supposed to knit. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t seem to find anything on how to work both sides at once. And then there’s the last sentence telling me to bind off “at the same time”. That’s something else I’m not familiar with. Can someone translate these instructions in plain english? Thanks in advance if you can help.