Ok, I guess I stated the pattern incorrectly or not enough info.
I have seamed the left and right sleeve after working a seed stitch trim.
I do not have live stitches around the entire project, just the bottom of the garment.
It appears that the pattern calls for picking up stitches on the live side (bottom) and the finished side (top) I am going to work with the live stitches first since instead of using waste yarn I just strung it on another cable so that I can attach the needles to do the bottom.
Maybe I am suppose to be working it as a complete garment? Instead of a bottom and a top separtely.
Given the rest of the pattern again:
Back neck section - PU 20 stitches
Left Front section - PU 54 stitches
Lower back section - Transfer titches form stitch holder to the size 5US needle
Right Front - PU 54 stitches
Giving a total of 208 stitches in k2p2 ribing and binding off with a 8US needle.
Does it sound like all the stitches should be together on one cable?
Thanks for any help.