Well, here's an update. If anyone else ever makes these socks I'll be very excited. I just wanted to beat this pattern rather than vice versa so I sat down yesterday morning and cast on all over again and started the 4th try. This time I used the crocheted provisional cast on.
I knit 2 rows with that then began the main yarn. Supposed to do 4 rows, then the turning row, yo k2 tog etc. Then you knit 4 more rows and are supposed to fold the piece so knit stiches are on the outside, and begin 'picking' up the first provisional cast on stitch along with 1st st from main color, k them together. Then 'carefully pick out the provisional yarn'. Right. I just can't do that.
So, I studied the picture, then I pulled out the provisional yarn leaving 52 live stitches hanging there. Picked them up on a second set of dpns. Now I had EIGHT dpns and I took each needle and maneuvered it through and up so the piece was folded in half,
then knit the two stitches together. It was one feat let me tell you.
And, it turned out just like the picture! ta da
I Did It My Way was the song playing in my head all day.
But! (yeah this is a saga) NOW I'm stumped by the first line of the lace pattern because I swear, I've counted it fifty times, and there are not 26 stitches in that first row, there are 28.
lace pattern for leg If anyone ever has the time to look at this pattern. I've tried that first row (which is working 13 stitches off 2 needles 26 stitches) 3 times now.
Where oh were is Valerie what's her name who is the designer?
all for now....