Help with hooded poncho

Help Explain Hooded poncho 70361AD, i bound off with new ball, Do I pick up with ball A,? Yes, Its on the right. What is the pick up ten. 22 stitches acriss back, 10 from left. Im confused Help please roostacat

Where are you in the pattern? I see the part about binding off sts for the neck, then working the two shoulders each with its own ball of yarn. You don’t want to cross the yarn strands over the neck area, That’s why you use 2 balls of yarn.

Later in the Hood directions there are instructions to “Pick up 10 sts”. Use this video as a guide: