Thanks for the help. But I think now I have confused myself even more, although your cast-on advice helped I think I may be doing something wrong. The part of the pattern that I need help with goes like :
Continue alternating stockinette stitch and the increase row until you have reached 44 stitches ending with a knit row.
To make leg openings:
Next round: K2, CO4, knit to last 6 sts, CO4, K2.
K2, (leg opening is here), break yarn leaving a LONG tail (you will be using this to knit the stitches between the leg openings – approx 4 -5 feet should be fine), rejoin main ball to the next stitch and K32, turn (you will be at next leg opening), P32, P4 between leg openings (using little ball), turn, K4, K32 (using main ball), turn, P32, P4 (using little ball), K2 (you will be at beginning of round).
It also says that if I want to make the sweater for a smaller dog I should:
If you’re knitting for a smaller dog, knit this on U.S 7-8 needles and increasing the stitches between legs to 6-8 total instead of 4.
Does CO in this case stand for cast off? because it appears as if CO4, K2 goes towards the 6 sts I have left. Where should I be adding in the extra stitches?