A pattern calls for:
Next Round: Using waste yarn, k7; slip these sts back to left needle and k them again using working yarn; work in 4x1 Rib as set to end.
Waste yarn? Does that mean yarn that was not really attached to the project, like adding in a new color?
It's from this
EDIT - Oh wait, now I see this:
Carefully remove waste yarn and place resulting live sts on two double-point needles; there will be 7 sts below the opening and 6 sts above. Attach yarn and k the 7 sts on lower needle; using a second needle, pick up and k 2 sts in space between upper and lower needle, k first 3 sts from upper needle; using a third needle, k remaining 3 sts from upper needle and pick up and k 2 sts in space between this needle and lower needle. 17 sts.
And I think THAT is what I really need help with, hah. My mind is spinning.