V-neck baby sweater
I hope someone help me. I'm knitting a v-neck baby sweater, the Sirder snuggly Baby Bamboo pattern. I knit the left side and now I'm on the right side of the v-neck. I do not understand these directions:
For all 6 sizes:
With rs facing, working on rem 27 sts, slip first st onto a safety pin, rejoin yarn to rem 26 sts and patt to end
Those 27 stitches are now on a stitch holder. Why would I move one st to a safety pin and how do I rejoin yarn to the rem 26 stitches? Why aren't I joining the yarn to the first st and kniting 27 sts in pattern?