I'm working on this sweater: http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knitted-Sweaters/Solid-Staple-Sweater-from-Red-Heart-Yarn
and I'm a little confused about the instructions for shaping the neck. Could someone please try to help me figure out what I'm supposed to do here? What happens to the 12 stitches on the holder?
Row 1 (right side): K20
(22, 22, 24, 24) for left front, join 2nd ball of yarn and k12 sts,
place these 12 sts on a holder, k20 (22, 22, 24, 24) for right front.
Work both fronts at the same time with separate balls of yarn.
Row 2: Purl across both fronts (using separate balls of yarn).
Row 3: Knit to last 3 sts of first front, k2tog, k1; on
2nd front, k1, ssk, knit across—19 (21, 21, 23, 23) sts for each front.
Repeat last 2 rows 5 more times—14 (16, 16, 18, 18) sts. Work even in
Stockinette st on both fronts, if needed, until armholes measure same as