Ahh it's written stupid! I had to retread that highlighted part a few times before I understood
Here is another confusin part since its knit on straight needles
Row 34 divide for legs, k8, cast off 2, knit to end [8sts] Proceed on these 8 sts for first leg
Row 35-52: knit
Row 53: k2tog, knit to last 2 sts , k2tog
Row 54: cast off
Return to stitches left on needle, rejoin yarn and complete to match first leg.
Where was I supposed to break yarn in the first place?