Shaping Sweater's Back Neck: Confusion
Hi there! I am a newbie trying out a sweater after having made a few scarves with no shaping or colour changes. So far so good, until I've hit the "Shape Back Neck" in the his 'N hers HOODIES, Campus Knits by Leisure Arts. The sweater is made with Wool Ease Thick 'n Quick and is working up nicely.
I'm almost finished the back of the sweater, which is some ribbing rows, then st stitch straight up until binding off for armholes (check), and then a bit of shaping neck at the top, which is where I'm running into trouble.
I think I've got this first part right:
"Shape Back Neck: Work across 15 sts, join 2nd ball of same colour, bind off 11 sts for back neck, work across remaining 15 sts."
So now I have 15 loops on my needle, then a space with none, where a new ball of yarn comes into play, then 15 more loops on the needle. Does that sound right? Then this next part is where I get completely stuck:
"Bind off 3 sts at each neck edge once. AT SAME TIME, bind off at shoulder edge 6 sts once, then 6 sts once." (I did not add those capitals, they are there in the pattern)
And this is the final instruction for the back. That's the most confusing thing to me. Say I figure our where these stitches are to be bound off - it still seems like there are a number of them still on the needles that I am given no direction what to do with. Hmmm.
I would appreciate some help from anyone who understands my predicament. Thank-you!!!