I have a question about this section of the pattern for the Drops 103-1 jacket which can be found here: http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=103&d_id=1
"When the piece measures 51-53-55-57-59-61 cm cast off the mid 20-20-20-24-24-24 sts for the neck. On the next row cast off 1 more st towards the neck
= 20-21-22-21-23-24 sts left for each shoulder."
Why have they stated that "1 more st" should be cast off and is it really only one more stitch or one stitch on each side of the shoulder?
Then they write:
"Cast off when the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62-64 cm."
Am I correct in believing that they are saying that each shoulder should be knit for 3 cms?
Finally, the collar directions are really convoluted.
"Collar: Pick up approx. 36 to 42 sts in between the MT at the neck line (i.e do not pick up sts in the outer most 16 sts each side at the mid front). Knit 2 rows of garter sts – on the last row inc. 12 sts evenly distributed = 48-54 sts. Continue in Double moss sts with 1 garter sts each side. At the same time inc. 2 sts each side as follows: To inc. knit 2 sts in the outer most st, then make a yo which should be twisted on the returning row –incorporate new sts into pattern as going along. Inc 2 sts at the beg. of row a total of 9 times each side = 36 extra sts = a total of 84-90 sts. Cast off when the collar measures 12 cm mid back.
Sew the collar tight to the front pieces each side in the outer part of the edge, i.e. new sts are sewn to the 16 cast off sts each side. Sew the arm and the side seams inside 1 edge st. Sew on the buttons."
Can anyone explain why they are suggesting that the collar should be done this way? Would I get the same look if I simply just knitting straight up around the neckline? I was planning to hold the double moss stitch stitches and knit up from them so that the pattern would be continuous and pick up stitches in the stockinette section. Would I get the same look as in the picture?