Struggling with neckband instructions for King Cole 2886

I’m struggling to follow the instructions given in KC pattern no. 2886
I’ve attached a pic of the instructions and my work. The issue is what direction to go in. As you can see the neckband at the back is already knitted up so isn’t included in the stitches to pick up. I’m completely lost

When you say the neckband at the back of the neck is already knitted up, did the pattern tell you to do that?

If so, can you show us those directions?

Also, which garment are you making? Is it the round-neck with shoulder placket/buttons?

Is it possible you have accidentally knitted the placket (overlapping flap) onto the back of the neck instead of at the shoulder area?

Here’s a link to the pattern book:

https://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/patterns-and-books/king-cole-2886-sweater-jacket-trousers-and-cardigan-in-dk-downloadable-pdf