Maybe we need more information, Wizardessssss. Is there a link to the pattern or a picture of it so we can help you figure it out?
Since the pattern is not a freebie, I'm not sure if I'm permitted to show the pattern or post photos here.
I can provide a link to a photo of it though. This page
has a couple of different views
Pssst :::- or Google 'eris collar' and click on images (under Google logo). The photos are posted on private blogs and such so there's no way I'd physically post them here.
Hope this helps.