Yes, I agree. in the first picture, it looks like the cast on sts are at the front opening and at the back end of the needle. The cast on sts should be at the end of the needle near the point at this step. Slip the front sts back to the holder, take out the cast on sts and then put the front sts back onto the needle starting at the front opening and ending at the shoulder seam. Now, cast on the 44sts which will line up over the back of the coat and go on to pick up the sts on the left front from the seam line to the opening. It looks beautiful by the way. Lovely work.