I am working on these supposedly "easy" mittens: http://www.woolencollectibles.com/infoglueDeliverLive/Products/Patterns/Knitting/Free+Samples/Mittens
The pattern asks for me to "Place next 11 sts on holder. Cast on 1 sts over 11 sts on holder"
My question is: Where do I cast on these stitches and how many am I casting on? I am using a spare dpn for my holder, so do I cast on these stitches beside my 11 stitches that I moved, or do I ignore the holder and cast on the stitches on the next needle?
Also, further along the pattern, when it comes time to make the thumb, the pattern instructs: "Place 11 sts from holder onto needle. Pick up 4 sts in cast-on row, placing 4 of these sts on one needle and 5on one needle on the other needle."
For these directions, it tells me to place 4 of the cast-on stitches on one needle and then 5 on another. What happens to the rest of the stitches I've cast on earlier (assuming that I cast on 11)?
Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!