I agree. It would be whichever side the front is. So look at your sweater. If they are both the same, then it doesn't matter. A lot of times, it will tell you in the pattern where to do it. But how you get them onto the needle is your own preference. I usually put them on a DPN the same size as the circular and put two stoppers on it...that way, whatever side you start knitting them, you have a point!