Please don't attach a pattern or post it, that would be against copyright law. I thought maybe it was an online pattern, or one that people may be familiar with.
The 248 sts sounds like the total stitch number for the yoke, which would include the sleeve sts as well as the front and back. Some basic information would help - how many sts around the body is there after you take off the sleeve sts? How many sts for the sleeves?
sue- knitting heretic