I am working on these mittens http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/girls-and-ladies-mittens-101
They are the first mittens I have done and I’m a bit confused about the instructions for the thumb separation. The mitten is knit flat and the thumb will be in the center of the flat piece. The instructions I’m confused about are:
K 22 sts, place these on a stitch holder. K 15 sts; place the remaining sts onto a stitch holder.
Then it goes on to tell me what to do with the 15 sts that are the thumb. I’m confused because if I knit the first 22 sts and put it on a holder then the working yarn will be on the holder. So…am I supposed to cut the yarn and start with new yarn on the 15 thumb stitches?