Transferring stitches to waste yarn and rejoining

Hi All,

I am rushing to make dog sweaters as gifts and one of the steps has got me stuck. The pattern states, “transfer these sts to waste yarn. Rejoin your yarn to the sts that have been waiting on your needle.”

If you can imagine a dog sweater, the stitches on the waste yarn are the belly section between the 2 armholes. I am working the sweater from the bum towards the head.

What is the proper way to do this? Do i need to flip my work? Which needle is my working needle since the yarn is not attached to either? Should i cut the yarn?


Can you please post a pattern name and link if possible? Don’t post the pattern itself here due to copyright issues.