Don’t understand casting off at the neck instructions

by Cath
(Cheltenham UK)

I am knitting a baby cardigan but on the last part for the back, the neck instructions are really confusing.
I have 18 stitches left.
The instructions say:- at same time as 1st shoulder dec, cast off for neck.
Cast off (8) centre sts, then on neck edge cast off (5) once.

That’s it, but that’s only 13 stitches, what about the other 5?
And how do I cast off stitches in the centre?

Hope you can help.

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Apr 21, 2020
neck decrease
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Cath,

You work 5 sts, then bind off 8 sts. Work to end.
Next row work five, turn and cast off 5 sts.
Attach yarn to the other end, work 2 rows then bind off 5 sts.

Hope this makes sense.
Thank you for your question.


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