Okay, I'm knitting my first pair of socks. I am following the magic stripes pattern almost exactly. Only thing I changed is I wanted ankle socks, so I shortened the leg length. Now I'm at the heel and it says:
Heel flap (worked back and forth on 28 heel sts only)
Row 1 *Slip 1, k 1; rep from *.
Row 2 *Slip 1, p 1; rep from *.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until heel flap measures 2 1/4" (28 rows), ending with Row 2.
Your pattern says: Row 2 (wrong side): Slip one, purl across. (Slip ONLY the first stitch, purl the rest including the slipped stitches from row 1.)
I'm following their pattern, but I'm finding it incredibly tight. So tight that my hand is cramping up as I struggle to knit and purl across. Is there something wrong or is this normal? I've tried knitting more loosely, but it still stays tight.
I should also note that when I slipped on the knit side, I slipped as if to knit.. when on the purl side.. or wrong side, I slipped as if to purl.