Hi Artlady - I'm posting this for reassurance..
So I'm on my 'left front panel' and I'm done with the 7" required for the armhole length and put the 10 stitches on scrap yarn. I am about to start the BO for the neck shaping.
The directions say "keeping in patt, BO 2 sts at neck edge every other row 3 times - 24 sts remain."
If I read your previous post correctly, I'm to slip the first stitch w/out knitting, then knit a stitch, then BO then knit and do the 2nd BO... right?