I have not seen the full pattern, or the FO...
but it sounds like you are to divide the total sts into three different sections at this point, and connect the first and last section. resulting in 20 sts on a second needle (and whatever is left on the initial needle). This would best be acomplished by having the original sts on a circular (allowing you to "magic loop") or dpns (allowing you to fold/collapse the dpns) so you can bridge your working yarn across the middle sts.
It might help to know if you are currently working in the round or flat, and to give a few more rows of the pattern above and below the line in question.
Last edited by RochesterKnitter : 03-29-2011 at 03:14 PM.