Divide for sleeves on baby sweater

Not sure what to do here…
Cast on 8 sts and join to front sts.
This is a baby sweater knitted from the neck down. I am at the point “divide for sleeves”. I have already slipped the stitches for both sleeves on to scrap yarn.

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There’s a couple of things it could be. Can you give us a link to the pattern or a pattern name? Not a quote of the whole pattern or a large section of it please since it causes copyright problems.

It’s the “lightweight baby tunic” Knitting Pure and Simple 1501

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The most likely step is that you’re adding sts at the underarm where the sleeves were slipped off the needles. You can use a cable or knit cast on here. Here’s a video to show how.