I am at a loss on how to go forward. This is a pattern called Haralds Jumper from ravelry. I copied the directions from the pattern below.
If I am to place the first 54 stitches on hold with leftover yarn how am I supposed to cast on 4 stitches? When the directions say (right sleeve) is it my right as I am looking at the knitted work? Am I supposed to be turning this work around and working in the opposite direction? Not a very experienced knitter as you can tell, mostly make blankets which do not have these issues. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Dee
Divide the work into body and sleeves and cast on new sts at the underarms. Do so as follows:
Place the first 44 (44) 46 (48) 50 (52) 54 (55) 56 sts on hold on a piece of leftover yarn (right sleeve), cast on
4 new sts at the underarm with your preferred in-row cast-on method (such as the backward loop cast on
method), k 56 (60) 62 (64) 66 (68) 70 (73) 76 (front), place the next 44 (44) 46 (48) 50 (52) 54 (55) 56 sts on
hold (left sleeve), cast on 4 new sts at the underarm, k 56 (60) 62 (64) 66 (68) 70 (73) 76 (back).
There are now 120 (128) 132 (136) 140 (144) 148 (154) 160 live sts on the needle for the body. The beginning
of the round is now under the right sleeve.
Continue to work the body in stockinette stitch in the round on the 4.5 mm / 60 cm needles.