I can't seem to get the math to work out, either. :thinking: Sounds like you worked it out, though--good for you!
I would have bound off at the beginning of every sixth row as I got to it on a particular side--knit or purl. But that would have taken the 32 per side down to 20, less 2 more for the final decreases--it would still get 18 left per side. :thinking:
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