I'm working on my 1st sock and now am stuck. I finished turning the heel and am ready to start gusset.
Instructions read: with 1st needle, pick up and K16 sts along edge of heel; slip the Instep stitches onto one needle and with 2nd needle K34 sts of instep; with 3rd needle, pick and K16 sts along other edge of heel and with same needle K10 sts from heel needle. Slip remaining sts from heel needle onto 1st needle. There are 26 sts on 1st and 3rd needles and 34 on 2nd needle.
I am lost as to which needle is 1st, 2nd and 3rd! My current situation is 20 sts on one needle (turned heel) and 17 stitches on the other 2 needles. Is the 1st needle the one with the 20 sts?
I know what it means to pick up a stitch but what about "pick up and knit"? Is this done at the same time?
What part is considered the "instep stitches"?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.