I'm trying to adapt this pattern http://media.wendyknits.net/media/sportweight-toe-up-socks1.pdf to make it work for a friends 6 year old son. I love the pattern because it so simple. I've got it in my mind how to make it with fewer stitches and maybe smaller needles, but the thing I need help with is turning the heel.
I understand, I have to go half plus 3 before the first ssk k1 turn,
but what I not sure on is how many to purl after the first turn. The pattern is set up for 40 stitches, k23 ssk, k1 turn, slip1 purl 7. But if say I only have 30 stitches, I'd k18 ssk, k1 turn, then how many should I purl before the next turn?
Sorry if I'm not making this clear enough.