I am doing the cardigan called Washington square from metropolitan knits book- which I love
For waist shaping the instructions says to
A- work the chart pattern until row 12 has been completed. Repeat 1-12 for the foliage lace pattern without setup rows.
A2- Note: work sts outside chart pattern in St st for 11 rows.
B- Then it says for next RS row knit the 24 sts in foliage lace pattern then k2, k2tog,k1 (1 st dec).
C- Then it says to cont in established pattern rep the shaping of last 12 rows 1 more time to get 26 sts. Piece will measure 7 1/2 inches from CO. Work even for 5 rows, ending with a WS.
So do I start by doing the 11 rows in foliage lace pattern with remaining stitches in St sts (a/a2). Then do the next RS row decrease (b) after the 11 rows of a/a2
Then for © When do I decrease the stitch during the 12 row and what do I do with the extra stitches since foliage lace pattern is 24 sts.