Hoodie Dog Coat - Confusion about pattern (back shaping and hood)
knitting dog hoodie coat
I'm currently working on this pattern: https://www.yarnspirations.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-master-catalog-spinrite/default/dwb64f9837/PDF/BRK0713-006290M.pdf and i'm confused about the back shaping and the hood section. It seems like both sections would naturally continue in a fashion respecting the order in the pattern, ie. joining row, back shaping, then hood. What happens with the stitches that are stored on a separate needle after back shaping? How do I join the hood? Which side of the pattern is used to pick up stitches from? I'm very stuck at the point in the pattern directly before the back shaping section. I've attached an image of the portion in which I've completed the back shaping and begun the hoodie part.