upside down cast-on from previous cast-on stitches
I'm making a sock monkey using a Patons pattern. I'm ready to make the muzzle and the directions say to cast-on 10 stitches, knit one row, then turn the work upside down, with RS facing and a second needle and pick up and knit 10 sts along cast on edge for 20 sts. Sounds easy, right? NOT! Every time I attempt to do it, either the stitches start falling off the other needle or I don't end up with 10 sts, only 9. Is there anyone who can offer me some advice for another method to do this? I'm so frustrated right now! Thank you.