Make neck opening by knitting across first 44 stitches, placing the center 20 stitches onto holder or scrap yarn, and knitting the remaining 44 stitches. Continue on right side of neck only, working all following neck decreases for this side one stitch in from the egde as follows:
on WS: Purl to last 3 stitches, P2tog, P1
on RS: K1, K2tog, K to end.
**Shape neck by decreasing one stitch at neck edge EVERY row 6 times, then EVERY OTHER ROW, 4 times. Continue in stockinette stitch until front is as long as back to beginning of shoulder shaping (see *) and complete as for back.
So I knit the first 44 stitches like it says and I've slip stitched the 20 center stitches onto an extra needle. This is where I get confused...how am I supposed to knit the remaining 44 stitches? Wouldn't I have an extra loop of yarn if I did that? Am I supposed to use a new ball of yarn or something? I am confused by the shaping of the shoulders in general so it would be of great help if someone broke this down into (very) detailed steps for me since I am new to knitting and this is my first sweater.
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