I'm utterly lost and hoping someone here will have worked this pattern. Here's a photo that shows the mess I'm in. I've finished the right sleeve and I'm starting the front and back. These are the instructions (* indicates where I am):
Place sleeve sts on shorter cir needle in larger size. With crochet hook and smooth waste yarn, use the crochet-on method to provisionally CO 37 right front sts onto straight needle in larger size. Join new yarn to beg of new CO sts with RS facing. Using longer cir needle in larger size, work Row 1 of Roman stripe patt in rows as foll: (RS) K1, [yo, k1] 35 times, yo k2tog (last CO st tog with first sleeve st), [yo, k1] 68 times, set aside temporarily, leaving the last st unworked. Using straight needle in larger size and working from lower edge toward underarm, pick up 37 sts for right back from main yarn loops at base of provisional CO. * With RS facing and using yarn attached at end of sleeve, cont as foll: yo, k2tog (last sleeve st tog with first CO st), [yo, k1] 35 times, k1--282 sts after completing Row 1.
I appear to be going in the wrong direction if I turn the work so the RS is facing, I don't see how to work the sts off the middle of a cable, or how in the world I would end up with 282 sts after Row 1. I've already spent a lot of time knitting the sleeve, so I'd sure hate to have to give up. BTW, the yarn is curly only because I'm knitting it right off of a sweater I'm unraveling.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.