Archive - Jun 29, 2006 - Forum topic

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Pattern help needed

I'm still plugging away at the Leo's sweater pattern from knitty.com.  It's taken me quite some time to get as far as I have.  Not only am I a slow knitter, and don't have time to knit every day, but I have been taking breaks from it to work on smaller things too.  I'm also taking my time with this project because it's not for me and I want it to be as close to perfect as possible.   

Anyway, I have a question regarding the pattern instructions that I'm hoping you good gents might be able to shed some light on and provide some guidance.  I am at the point of the neck shaping on the front piece.  Here's the text of the pattern with the lines highlighted where I have some confusion:
Armhole Shaping
BO 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then 2 sts at beg of foll 2 rows. 113[129, 137, 153, 161] sts
Working dec rows as per Shaping Note above, dec 1 st at each end of next 1[4, 6, 7, 9] rows. 111[121, 125, 139, 143] sts
Cont in rib patt until piece measures 6[6.5, 6.5, 6.5, 7] inches from beg of armhole shaping, ending with a RS row.

Neck shaping
Next Row [WS]: Work across 46[51, 52, 59, 60] sts, BO center 19[19, 21, 21, 23] sts, work rem 46[51, 52, 59, 60] sts
Right side
Next Row [RS]: Work in patt as set to last 5 sts, k2 tog, k3.
Next Row [WS]: P3, p2tog, work in patt as set to end.
Work these 2 rows 9[10, 10, 11, 11] times more, then work first row 0[0, 0, 1, 1] time more. 26[29, 30, 34, 45] sts
Work even until piece measures 9[9.5, 10, 10.5, 11] inches from beg of armhole shaping, ending with a WS row.
Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 8] sts, work to end.
Next and all foll WS rows: Work even in patt as set.
Next row [RS]: BO 6[7, 7, 8, 9] sts, work to end.
Next row [RS]: BO 7[7, 8, 9, 9] sts, work to end.
Next row [RS]: BO rem 7[8, 8, 9, 9] sts in patt.
Reattach yarn and work left neck and shoulder to match right neck and shoulder, reversing all shaping, using k2tog tbl and p2tog tbl decs in place of k2tog and p2tog.