Help on understanding jumper pattern!!
I am fairly new at knitting and this is probably going to be such an obvious solution to advanded knitters like yourself.
My jumper pattern goes like this, Oh and I am working on the back:
Shape Back Neck
***Cont on these 20 sts. Dec one st at neck edge in every row until 15 sts rem. Work 1 row.
Cast off 8 sts at beg of next row. Work 1 row. Cast off rem 7 sts. ***With wrong side facing, join yarn to rem sts. Rep from *** to ***, working 1 row less before shoulder shaping.
First question: Which side is the neck edge????
Second question: If I has only 15 sts remaining and cast all these off I don't understand why it is telling me to join yarn to rem sts and repeat steps.
Thanks for your help in advance, much appreciated!!!