Yes, that would be the same, but remember you won't have the same number of sts as in the pattern because of leaving out the edge sts. But at the end, you can either increase 4 more stitches, or BO 4 less stitches (2 on each row) so you end up with the same amount to do the armhole shaping at the top. That should work okay.
sue- knitting heretic
Last edited by suzeeq : 11-16-2012 at 07:22 PM.