I have made the Knitting Pure and Simple sweater, pattern #232 before but I don't remember this problem.
You begin at the neckline and knit increasing on either side of the markers and creating a placket edging before you join and knit in the round.
The problem I have is that the pattern says to knit until the placket is 3 inches long. Then you go through the joining the sides process, knit a few more rows and then when you get to 54 stitches between the back markers then it is time to divide for the sleves.
Here is what I have now. I have knitted until the placket is 3" long and the stitch number between the back two markers is 54 and I haven't even joined the front placket parts yet.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me?