Total newbie here attempting her first garment. It’s a cardigan in St st and I am working on the right front piece. Pattern reads “when side measures 13” beging armhole shaping. Armhole Shaping: BO 4 sts at straight edge once, dec 1 st 2 times. Work even until armhole measures 8", end with K row." I am doing increases at the front edge at the same time.
I’ve only knitted a scarf and a baby blanket. When I got to the end of the pieces, to bind off I knitted 2 stitches and slipped the rear stitch over the front stitch to the end, cut the yarn and wove the end in.
Do I BO at the end of a K (right side) row and cut the yarn? This row ends at the side seam where the armhole should be.
How do I work the actual bind off? Assuming I am BO at the end of the knit row and have 4 sts remaining, do I actually knit into the stitch or just slip it and then pull the loop behind that stitch over it in the usual manner?
To decrease 1 st 2 times: Am I correct If I do 1 decrease on the next knit row, then the 2nd decrease on a successive knit row? Or do I have to decrease 2 stitches on the same row I just bound off the 4 stitches on?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!