I’m knitting my 1st sock. I’m sure this is the 1st of many questions.
I’m using the Starter Stockinette pattern from [U]Knit Socks![/U] by Betsy Lee McCarthy. I’ve gotten to the heel flap and it says:
Row 1: Slip one purlwise, purl to end of row.
Row 2: Slip one purlwise, knit to end of row.
Then it tells me to work Rows 1 & 2 12 more times. The heel flap should be 2 1/2 ".
My question is this ~ I have repeated Rows 1 & 2 [I]six[/I] times (so 7 times total) and the heel flap is already 1 3/4". Is it more important to follow the number of rows or the length?
And, yes, I did a gauge swatch and it was to gauge.
Any help you can offer would be appreciated.