I’m doing the Basic Child’s Pattern for Regia Jacquard socks and while I think I understand what they want, it’s not clear the way it’s written.
After left hand marker, k1, ssk, k to three sts from next marker, k2 tog, k1, sm, knit 26, sm, k around [I]It’s the ‘knit around’ here that is confusing me.[/I]
Sm, k1, ssk, k to three sts from next marker, k2 tog, k1
The instructions for these are on one circular, which I am doing. My BOR is on the side, and as I start knitting, I’m going across the bottom of the foot, which is 26 sts. Then when I change sides, the top of the foot is also 26 sts.
I read this as meaning I decrease on just the back in one round, and just the front in the next round. The way it’s written though, it’s almost like I would only decrease on each side on just the back (when I start my round, I’m doing the bottom of the foot, so I call it the back, while the top of the foot I call the front).
When it says ‘knit around’, do I knit an entire round again? That would make the decreases on just the bottom of the foot, which I find weird. Or do I knit around to the next marker? Is my BOR wrong and I should be doing decreases on just the top of the foot? Am I completely misreading these instructions? Should I forget these instructions and just do a toe I’m familiar with?
Am I confusing you as much as I’m confusing myself trying to figure this out?