I'm working on this pattern from a book (Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel). It's a pattern for a "textured tunic" and I've almost finished the body. My problem is that the next step is to make slits on both sides. The book says
SIDE SLITS: set-up rnd: [knit to marked st, purl to marked st] X2.
I'm confused because I'm working on the round, and if I "purl to marked st" I'll mess up the Stockinette st.
Should I just put half of the sts on a holder and work the front and back separately?