I would let the yarn drape across those stitches and work them at the beginning of the row. Looking at the picture (I'm assuming it's the Little Turtle Knits pattern?) it looks like those edge stitches are only knit every other row. That's what I'd do, anyway. It probably keeps the front from being too floppy. Or, come to think of it, if you let the yarn pull tight on those stitches, it will create a little hem. :thinking:
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