Need help shaping neck
I am currently working on knitting a sweater and am at the shape neck stage. I have knit 57, then turned and put remaining stitches on holder. Then I have been instructed to decrease 1st. at neck edge of next 6 rows (got this!) the instructions continue to say, then on foll. 4 alt rows, then 2 foll. 6th rows.
So, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to decrease the foll alt 4 part at the neck edge or the other edge? If it is the neck edge, why not just say dec neck edge next 10 rows instead of 6 rows? I'm sure this is standard patterning for necks, but this is my first sweater and I would really appreciate any help that anyone could give.