Help!

ive knitted myself a jumperand i have to join the bits together…the knitting pattern says
’join the neckband by top sewing. join side and sleeve seams by backstitching omitting rib , join rib by top sewing’

i dont understand how to sew knitting , i m probably being really stupid but can someone help me out!
thanks
xx

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