I am making a pair of spiral socks that the pattern calls for 56 stitches to be cast on, but to get the proper gauge I had to cast on 64 stitches. I’m at the point in the pattern where the spiral begins and the instructions state –
4th rnd: *K4. P4. Rep from * to last 8 sts. K4. P3. Slip last st onto next needle.
5th rnd: 1st needle: (K4. P4) 3 times. Slip last st onto next needle. 2nd needle: (K4. P4) 2 (3-3) times. Slip last st onto next needle. 3rd needle: (K4. P4) twice. Rep last 5 rnds until work from beg measures 16 (17-19) ins [40.5 (43- 48) cm].
For step 14 my question is this, how do I compensate for the extra 8 stitches? Would I follow the instructions for the first 2 needles then on the last needle K4, P4 twice then K4, P3, slip 1 to compensate for the extra 8 stitches? Or would this change the spiral, or the spiral then not work out?