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Dec on foll 1 alt rows, then on 1 foll 4th row
Hello happy knitters,

After having knitted enough scarves to fill up my entire wardrobe, I have now made the big jump to knitting my very first sweater. I am knitting the 'Smoulder' sweater from Kim Hargreaves and there is a part in the pattern that I just don't understand.

I have knitted the first part of the back and now have to start shaping the armholes.
I am knitting a size small and currently have 55 sts on my needle.

The pattern now says:

Keeping patt correct, cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 49 sts. (I got this far, but then the trouble starts)

Dec 1 st at each end of next 3 rows, then on foll 1 alt rows, then on 1 foll 4th row. 39 sts.

I don't understand what I am supposed to be doing here apart from obviously decreasing.

I dec 1 st at each end but then how many times on which rows? I don't understand 'then on foll 1 alt rows, then on 1 foll 4th row.'

Could somebody break this down for me?

Thank you very much in advance.
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