I was doing OK until this:
Put the first 6 sts onto stitch holder for the thumb and cast on
6 sts, join in the round, and knit to the end of the round.
Knit 25 more rounds.
They don't say from which needle (I am presuming Needle No. 1) and I get the putting 6 stitches onto a stitch holder, however, I don't get the "cast on 6 and join in the round" bit.
I am thinking to put 6 stitches from needle no. 1 onto a stitch holder, cast on 6 stitches with the free needle from the yarn left at needle no. 3 and join them to the stitches on needle no. 1, thereby making the "hole" to pick up and knit to make the thumb. I've searched for some videos but they were less than helpful on this part. I guess this is typical of me that I don't get the one main thing that occurs naturally to everyone else.
I appreciate any input.