Reading pattern instructions

Help! I am new to knitting and would like to know when patt. states right or left side are we talking as looking at it from front or from wearing?

As the item is being worn. That’s easy to see when you knit the back of a sweater, but mind tricky when you’re doing the fronts.

thank you, I am doing baby cardigan for my new grand daughter Ava and so want it to be perfect!

Congratulations on your new granddaughter!