Kfb v CO in middle of work? (and BO help)
Hello there! I've come across a problem and I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out with it :D I've been given these rows in a pattern:
P23, bind off 18 sts purlwise, purl across.
K23, cast on 12 sts, k23: 58 sts
I'm not really sure how to cast on in the middle of my work. I've searched the forums and people's descriptions of how to accomplish this sound very much like 'Kfb' (unless I'm going crazy!), so my question is: are they actually the same thing? I'm just confused because 'Kfb' is also used elsewhere in the pattern so I'm not sure why the pattern would refer to the same thing as 'Kfb' and 'cast on' in the middle of the work.
Also, how would I bind off purlwise? Would I purl 2 and then pull the first stitch over the second and over the needle just like in a 'normal' bind off?
Thank you very much!