Originally Posted by letsknit
I am at the armhole shaping on my left front...it says to make decreases to 40 stitches and at the same time when the armhole measures 6 inches place 11 stitches on holder for neck shaping and that I should have 29 stitches on the needle when I finish armhole shaping. Now my armhole is at 6 inches but I have 42 stitches on the needle so at 6 inches if I remove 11 st for the neck, I am left with 31 stitches on my needle. Is that right and then I just continue with my last two decrease repeats (which is a total of 8 rows) to get to 29?
I studied the pattern for your size very carefully.
I also concur with the pattern that you should have had 40 stitches on the needle BEFORE placing those 11 neckline stitches onto a holder.
Here's a summary of what you should have done, beginning with the very first row of the Armhole Shaping, and assuming that you do have 63st on the needle from your original cast on:
RS: BO8 (55st remain
RS: BO2 (53st remain
Dec row: K2/SSK/ pattern to end (1 dec leaves 52st
Repeat the last 2 rows
5 times MORE (1 dec times 5=5 dec's & leaves 47 st
Now, repeat the decrease row every other RS row
7 times (1 dec times 7=7 dec's & leaves 40st on the needle
I do believe you understand the NECKLINE SHAPING that should commence when the armhole is 6"...and so at 6" and on the RS row...you will work across that row...placing the last 11 onto a holder. You will use these 11 to work up into the hood at a later time.
Perhaps your stitch count is off because you did not complete the second bind off instruction (BO2)...OR you didn't complete all of the SSK's.
Hope this helps!