I am making a knit elephant and am confused on part of the pattern. I am working on dpns and at one point in the patten I have to switch to knitting in the flat, the instructions are below.
Rnd 37: Needle 1: K1, ssk, k6, k2tog, k1; Needles 2 and 3: [k1, k2tog] 6 times-22 stitches
rnd 38: Knit
at this point, turn and work back and forth on needles 3 and 2 only as follows:
Row 1: purl
Row 2: knit
Row 3: purl
Row 4: knit
return to knitting in the rnd on all three needles and beg with rnd 39. There will be a small gap on the sides of the truck which will hold the tusks.
rnd 39: knit
I am pretty lost here, where does needle 1 go when i start knitting flat? Does it just stay there to create the gap?
Thanks in advance for all yout help.