What is a simple cast on?
I am doing my first button hole. Row had 14 stitches. I bound off the middle 2, leaving 12 stitches, 6 on each side. the instructions for the next row say
"Knit 6 stitches, cast on 2 stitches using the simple cast on method, knit 6 stitches;"
What do they mean be "cast on 2 stitches using the simple cast on method"?
Is that just take the stitch I just knit (last of the first set of 6), put it back on the left needle and knit it again? And then do that one more time?
Also, why would the row after that say
"Knit 6 stitches, knit the next 2 stitches through the back loops (to twist them) then knit remaining 6 stitches"
Any idea what the point of knitting those 2 stitches now through the back to twist them would be?