I just did this pattern so I'll try to help...
Place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, work across 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts, place next 12 [14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn, work to end of rnd. Set aside. Do not break yarn. Ok, I know about putting stitches on the waste yarn to attach the sleeves later, but if I move off those 12 stitches, how am I supposed to get my yarn over to work across 60? It would just have a big string right in the middle of the work???
I can't figure out the quote thingy.
When I did this I think I did it wrong! I carried the yarn over and did have a big string in the middle. It didn't work too well. I think that you should break the yarn after working across the first 60, and then re-attach it and work to the end of the round. That is how I would do it if I had to do it again.
Sleeve (make 2)
With dpns, CO 52 [60, 68, 76, 82] sts. Place marker and join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.
Work in 2x2 rib until work measures 2.5[3, 3.5, 4, 4.5] inches. Place next 12[14,16,18,20] sts on waste yarn. Place all rem sts on spare dpns, break yarn, leaving a long tail. Set aside. Same issue as above.
This shouldn't be the same issue, because you're not continuing to work with that yarn. After you use the waste yarn, you're just putting the rest of the stitches on dpns.
Join Sleeves to Body
NOTE: Read through this entire step before beginning.
Using circular needle and ball of yarn attached to body, and working in 2x2 rib as set, work across 40[46, 52, 58, 64] sts of one sleeve, work across 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts of front of body, work across 40[46, 52, 58, 64] sts of second sleeve, work across 60[66, 74, 82, 88] sts of back of body. Does this mean I place the sleeves onto the same needle as the body now and work around? For example, since it starts with working the sleeve, I would put those stitches on the same needle as the body so when I get to working the 60 across on the body they attach?
Just knit them onto the needle--pretend like the sleeve needles are the left needle (ignore the left side of your circular) and knit them on to the circular with the right needle. Hope that makes sense. :D