This is probably really simple but I cant get my head around it lol
Simple doesn't always mean easy. Simple is also relative. Once you've done something it may be simple the next time. There's a learning curve with everything and knitting is no exception. It sounds like you're really doing very well. I hope we get to see the FO.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper