I just taught myself to knit last month so I'm still a relative newbie. I'm trying to make this Bunny Buddy Blanket from Lion Brand http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50722.html but I've come across a snag.
At the end of row 39 I have 40 stitches on my needle. Then for rows 40 & 41 it tells me to cast on 12 stitches & knit across. If I cast on 12 stitches, that leaves me with 52 stitches on the left needle. Am I supposed to cast them on and then knit across them?
Am I making these two lines of the pattern more confusing and complicated than they really are?