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The instructions are a bit ambiguous. I'd go with
"Work 32 rows decreasing 1 st at neck edge in 5th and every foll 6th row."
You'd do the decreases while working the next 32 rows.
So you would decrease on row 5 and then rows 11,17, 23, and 29.
Can you give us a link to the pattern or a pattern name?
Thanks for the reply! I got a photocopy of the pattern at a yarn shop where I bought the yarn. They aren't around any longer. Here's a link to a picture of the sweater. it is pattern# 9074 http://www.patternfish.com/patterns/8673