is there a link to this pattern? This sounds funny.
I imagine the description as follows:
you make a piece, I call it flap 1. Then you break the yarn. You cast on again (doing that on the same needle, ignoring flap 1 for the moment).
now you knit some. That makes flap 2.
Now you have the option of just working across flap 1 and flap 2. The outcome would look something like this:
sorry, I am not familiar with the picture program, but it is the only one I have available and I think the rough sketch is enough...
that is just my guess. But a name of pattern, the link even, or maybe a description of which part of the monkey you are on (what a sentence???)... that would help.