row 1 (RS) k row 2 (WS) p row 3 (RS) p, k
row 4 (WS) p row 5 (RS) k row 6 (WS) p, k
(73 sts. on needle)
Work across 30 sts, sl next 13 sts to hold for front neck, join 2nd ball of yarn and work to end of row.
Working on both sides simultaneously with separate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each side of neck every row 9 times.
Work even until front measures same as back. BO shoulder sts.
Q for D1: Are they slipped purl-wise?
If they don't specify, slip the stitch purl-wise....Unless you are decreasing: then, slip it knit-wise on the knit rows, and purl-wise on the purl rows. (From Knittinghelp.com)
Q for D1: Are the 13 sts removed to a holder? Or are they part of the decreases? What happens to 13 sts? No other reference in pattern. The collar is made by picking up and knitting 100 sts around neckline.