I am knitting a coat from the top down. You put the sleeve stitches onto holders and then continue the body of the coat. Later you go back and pick up the sleeve stitches and use DPN's to knit the sleeve. Here are the pattern instructions:
Slip the sleeve sts onto 2 of the larger size double point needles. Using a third double point needle, with the right side of work facing you, join yarn to right edge of armhole and pick up 8 stitches across the armhole, placing a marker after St 4. This marker is the beginning of the round.
What is confusing me is that after I pick up the 8 stitches, my working yarn is at the 8th stitch. I do not understand how I get the working yarn back to the marker at the 4th stitch where I am supposed to begin the round. I know it is probably a simple solution, but I just can't figure it out! Can anyone help me?