Okay, let me try to explain better. You've cast on 8 sts ? Now, cast on a 9th st. Take the 9th st and slip it onto the left needle. You'll have to hold the tips fairly close together to keep from pulling that extra st. Now pull the tail and the working yarn so that st is tight. Now, you'll need to put your marker on or just keep track. Take the right needle and your working yarn and knit the 9th(extra) st and your first st together. Pull the threads tight again and continue on with your round. It does take some practice...
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