Okay, so I've followed all the directions and have knit this child's sweater in the round with two purl stitches going straight up the middle. This is where I'm supposed to "Sew with machine and straight small stitches twice into each P st up body front"... and then cut, sew in zipper, etc.
Now... how in the world am I supposed to sew up and back from the waist up to the neck and back down without sewing the back and front together? Is it actually possible to move the back of the sweater out of the way enough to sew into the front only? Is there a better, non-sewing option for this? I've watched EZ's Knitting Glossary where I've seen the crocheted way of steeking but I'm not sure about that either.
The end product should look something like this.
I've attached a pic to show what it is I'm working with. Thoughts?