Okay, I realize that I could keep this entirely to myself and no one would ever know how completely stupid I am, but it's really so funny, I just have to share.
Background...I've been knitting about 4 years and consider myself to be a good solid intermediate knitter. I'm not really intimidated and believe I could knit anything I wanted to, if I am willing to put in the effort.
I also like to think things through (thankfully, as you'll see in a minute), before I start, and I'm visual, so I like to really understand how it will work before I get going.
I also am a fan of Knitpicks and love to listen to Kelley Petkun's podcasts. I know from that that she is a big fan of knitting in the round and doesn't like to have projects that seam up. And I know that she loves knitting her socks two-at-a-time.
So, I confess I was a bit puzzled when this pattern from their Fancy Feet Anklet kit switched to flat knitting in the middle. I came here and asked, got all my info, but had to set my knitting aside. I continued to ponder this pattern, wanting to make sure I was clear which stitches were which as I went around, because the beginning of the row changed at a certain point.
So, I kept going over and over one part of it and stopping. This morning I was lying in bed still thinking, and in my mind continued the pattern on around.....and suddenly realized why these switch to flat knitting.
THEY ARE MARY JANES!!!!! :rofl: If I'd gone on with my plan, I would have found myself with this strand of yarn going across the top of the foot where the opening is!!!
Good grief!! I feel so stupid, but after all your help, I thought you'd enjoy knowing what I was working on and...well, you deserved the laugh as well. (I guess if I'd just plunged in, it would have been obvious soon enough!)
Do I get a little credit for figuring it out before doing it?? I am once again reminded of the old adage, Trust the pattern!