I've only knit one other FO so please forgive my stupidity! I've looked for the answer to this and can't find it.
On the center panel, after you knit the one side for the zipper, the instructions say: "Join yarn to sts on 1st holder. Work in garter on these sts for 9"." Ok, so my question is, how do you join the yarn? Do you just put the stitches from the holder onto one of your needles and start knitting with your ball of yarn? That's what I've started to do, but the end of the yarn is so loose. It just doesn't seem right.
Here's a hazy pic to help it make more sense (maybe):
Thanks in advance for your help!