Ok, got it . And I also went by measurements so that the bodice is now 5 1/2 inches. After this there is a 9 st. cast off on alternate rows at armhole edge. Having done that, I have 14 st. on one half of the back.
the other half being on the st. holder. Condisering I do the same thing for the second half, I still don't know how to do the row before the neckband
K 5, ( k 2 tog, k 2) twice for neck and leave these 11 sts on st holder.................