I'm currently knitting a sweater for my cat (cats need sweaters too) and I'm confused by the instructions. I am knitting in the round in 2x2 rib and I just started making armholes. The instructions say: "Continuing in 2×2 rib, work back and forth on C stitches for D rows, this will be the material that runs between the cats front legs. It will be referred to as the chest piece. Cut yarn leaving a tail to weave in later. Join yarn and work the rest of the stitches in 2×2 rib for D rows, this will be the material that goes over the cats back. You should now have a tube that splits for the arms and is of equal length chest and back."
(D = 16, for me)
I'm finished knitting the "material that runs between the cats front legs." (I stopped knitting in the round and knit 20 sts back and forth for sixteen rows.) I'm now at the part that is in bold and I'm afraid to cut my yarn and mess the whole thing up!
Do I bind off before I cut? How do I join to knit the rest of the stitches?
Here's a link to the entire pattern for reference.
Thanks in advance!