Diana's Trail Sock pattern dilemma

I’m making Diana’s Trail Socks from a pattern in the 2005 Knitting Pattern A Day calendar (June 27). I’m at the “Turn Heel” point and I don’t understand why I have 8 stitches left on the needle when it says to turn.

When I finished the Heel Flap I had 30 stitches on the needle but the way I read the “Turn Heel” section, Row 1 only works 22 of those stitches.

The pattern says:

Turn Heel:
Row 1: Sl 1, K18, SSK, K1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, P9, P2tog, P1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, K10, SSK,K1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, P11, P2tog, P1, turn.
Row 5: Slip1, K12, SSK, K1,turn.
Row 6: Slip 1, P13, P2tog, P1, turn.
Continue in this manner until all sts have been worked and 20 sts remain.

(Please note this is copied verbatim–including no spaces where there should be spaces and sl spelled out some places and not others.)

If anyone has any thoughts–or better yet a copy of this pattern from another source that has different heel turning directions–I’d very much appreciate your help. This is my first sock; up until this it’s been fun.

Thank you.

Watch the “Working the Heel of a sock” video under the Advance Techniques tab above. I think that’ll help you understand… :wink:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/ :thumbsup:

Once you figure this out, it WILL BE FUN AGAIN!!! :happydance: Seriously, turning a heel is the coolest thing when you see it happening. Good luck, stick with it, and let us know how it turns out! :smiley:

You’ve convinced me. I’m going to do what it says and keep my fingers crossed.

I’m still using dial-up and the video was taking forever to download so I poked around and found a site with photos.

Thank you for your help and encouragement.

How cool! It came out fine. I wonder who came up with that clever idea?!

Again, thanks for the help. Don’t know what I’d do without the internet!!


FYI - Abby … Amy also has all of the videos on a CD so dial up won’t be an issue :wink:

Thanks. I did notice it was available on CD but I’m one of those “gotta have it now” folks. I found a Sock Class on line where Kristin shows how to do each step with photos. It was very helpful.

Amy has a great site here so now I’m looking into getting DSL so I can take advantage of her videos.

Do you still have this pattern? I have page one from the pattern a day calendar 2005, but I can’t find the 2nd page where it was continued on the next date!

You may be able to track this pattern down through Ravelry to Mountain Colors.