I'm not understanding these instructions. Hoping someone can tell me what they mean. The pattern is for a baby sized cardigan.
Next Row (WS) Slip 5 stitches to a holder, bind off next 3 stitches, work til end. Continue to shape neck, decreasing 1 stitch from neck edge every row 4 times, every other row 4 times, every 4th row 4 times - 12 stitches remain. Work even until same length as back to shoulder. Bind off.
The part I'm really not getting is where I'm supposed to slip the stitches. How do I slip stitches when the working yarn is coming off of that first stitch? Is the pattern possibly written wrong, and those stitches should be bound off, along with the next 3. There is a place in the pattern during the finishing where I will be picking up those outside stitches and knitting again in seed stitch, so I'm thinking it may just be easier to bind off, but I don't want to mess it up if I'm totally guessing wrong.