Lopi tote question

ok so I cast on for this last night and am having a brain fart where the pattern says (for the handles) cast on 20sts back on where you cast them off in the previous row. I’m guessing I’m supposed to knit the next stitch and then move it back to the left needle, but that seems like it would leave a funny strand between the last stitch and then where I began re-casting on. Any ideas?:think:

Why would you knit a stitch, then put it back on the left needle? When you come back around to the point where you bound/cast off the stitches on the previous row, cast on 20 stitches. Use a knit or cable cast on, instructions in the basic techniques tab at the top.