Moving right along with the boxers.....I changed the construction method . I cast on 100 sts and worked for 8.6". I "provisionally" cast on the sts worked for 8.6" and put the last row on waste yarn. The back panel is done ! Hence, I do not need to do the pickup thing. I am working in solid color so the leg seam is not a visual distortion... Sofar, that is the only change. Ha, ...it is working just fine ! When the instructions said to cast on 56 sts ( at the sug gauge = 8.6") instead of the suggested 8" ( shown on diagram.....) That is I came up to the 8.6" .