Pattern question

just want to make sure i understand the next part of my project:

Divide for front opening:
Next row: Pat (pattern) 52 sts. turn. leave remaining sts. on a spare needle…

Next row: k2. pattern to end of row.

Next row: work even in pattern.

rep last 2 rows until work from beginning measures 11 inches ending with WS facing for next row

Can someone please explain this better for me?

Assuming the first row is a right side row (RS), work across 52sts, and turn as you would at the end of a row. Leave the remaining sts on a holder or spare needle or some scrap yarn. On the WS row, k2 and work in pattern to the end of the row. On RS row, work in pattern without increases or decreases. Repeat the last 2 rows (WS and RS) until the piece measure 11" from the beginning, ending after a WS row has been completed.
I may not have RS and WS assigned correctly without knowing what this pattern is but I think if you just take the directions row by row, checking each off as you go, you’ll be fine.

is the whole pattern…

Can you review it… After I get the piece measuring to 11 inches … do i go onto neck shaping and leave the remaining stitches on the holder??? I thought I got what I was doing but if you could review the neck shaping section and provide me with furhter guidance that would be great

jsut an excerpt

[B]Divide for front opening:[/B] Next row: Pat 52 (57-62-67) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: K2. Pat to end of row.
Next row: Work even in pat.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 11 (12-13-14) ins 28 (30.5-33-35.5) cm, ending with WS facing for next row.

[B]Neck shaping:[/B] Next row: Cast off 6 (6-7-7) sts. Pat to end of row. 46 (51-55-60) sts.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next and following alt rows to 41 (46-49-54) sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 13 (14-15-16) ins 33 (35.5-38-40.5) cm, ending with WS facing for next row. Leave all sts on a spare needle. With RS of work facing, join yarn to rem sts. Sl1. K1. psso. Pat to end of row. 52 (57-62-67) sts.
Work Right Side to correspond to Left Side, reversing all shapings.

[B]BACK:[/B] Joining row: K5. Pat to end of row. Cast on 23 (23-27-27) sts. Pat across next 36 (41-44-49) sts from spare needle. K5. 105 (115-125-135) sts.

Cont even in pat, until work from joining row measures 5 rows less than Front, ending on a 1st or 5th row of pat and dec 10 sts evenly across last row. 95 (105-115-125) sts.
Change to smaller needles and knit 4 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).

[B]HOOD:[/B] With smaller needles, cast on 89 (89-97-97) sts.
Knit 5 rows (noting first row is WS) and inc 6 (6-8-8) sts evenly across last row. 95 (95-105-105) sts.


This is a very sweet baby pattern.
I was wrong at the end of the post above. You want to end up having knit a RS row and so that your next sts go onto the WS row.
For the following directions, yes, you’re shaping the neck. Bind off 6sts and work to the end of the row then turn and work the RS row, decreasing one stitch at the neck side of the front. The best way to do this is to knit to 3sts from the end, k2together, k1 to give you a nice neck edge. Repeat this decrease every RS row until 41sts and then continue to knit without increases or decreases until you have 13" ending with the WS facing. Put these sts on a holder and go back to the sts that you’ve been holding for the right shoulder. Use a new end of yarn to work this shoulder as the mirror image of the left shoulder.
When you get to 13" and are on a WS row, you’ll work across the WS row, cast on sts over the gap and then work the left shoulder. Now you’re working the back of the poncho. I think this will be clearer when you see the sts on the needles but if there’s a problem or any questions, please come back and ask.