I'm knitting my first pair of socks, and I may be a bit over ambitious starting with this pattern. I've started with the Hedera pattern http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATThedera.html from Knitty - and there are bits which have me confused. Here goes:
Slip last 8 sts of previous row onto one needle; continuing with this needle, pick up and k 24 sts (1 st in each slipped st) along edge of heel flap and 1 st between heel flap and held sts, k first st of held sts. 34 sts. This needle will be designated Needle 1.
I count that there should be 33 sts, not 34.
Or am I missing something reaaallly obvious? And this is got me bent out of shape as well - Using next needle, work held sts in patt, to last st. 29 sts. This needle will be designated Needle 2.
Here is the pattern
Round 1: [K1 tbl, p2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p2] around.
Rounds 2 & 4: [K1 tbl, p2, k5, p2] around.
Round 3: [K1 tbl, p2, k1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, p2] around.
I've got that bit sussed on the leg working in the round - but how do you work this pattern over 29 stitches? Do you treat one row as a round? Am I even making sense anymore? I think I have thought about this for too long.
Any help would be soooo appreciated!!!