Sounds like a mistake to me, because everything makes perfect sense in my eyes, so I don't really see where your problem lies, sorry about that.
It might also be that I don't understand you really well.
If you do yarn overs, it's normal that they are connected to the next stitch and much looser than other stitches, if that should be a concern. (Have you ever made something with yarn overs before?)
The ways of Yarn are inscrutable.
I'm NOT a "miss", I'm a lady!