I am starting a Sirdar pattern and it calls for thumb method cast on. I have never heard of that type of cast on. Also the first row calls for K1, (yfwd, K2 tog) 96 times. When I do the yfwd, it creates a yo which makes a hole. I am not sure I am doing yfwd correctly. When I look at the picture, I do not see holes in the first row. Am I doing something wrong?? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I have been knitting for years, but I am stumped all of a sudden!